New Release: Leap Year DVD

Release Date: Oct. 11, 2011
Price: DVD $24.99
Studio: Strand Releasing

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Monica del Carmen and Gustavo Sanchez Parra take it to the next level in Leap Year.

The acclaimed 2010 erotic drama movie Leap Year from Mexico will heat up up any already steamy summer.

The film follows Laura (Monica del Carmen), a young journalist living an isolated life in a cramped Mexico City flat. Laura’s not lucky in love. The banality of her daily life stands in stark contrast to her nightly pursuit of sex and love, which result in a series of short-lived affairs.

One night, she meets brooding, would-be actor Arturo (Gustavo Sanchez Parra), and their sizzling chemistry ignites feelings in Laura that leave her deeply troubled. It doesn’t take too long for the pair to embark on an increasingly dangerous sadomasochistic relationship in which pleasure, pain and love merge. Uh-oh…

Directed and co-written by Michael Rowe, Leap Year (or Año Bisiesto in its native tongue) was the winner of the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, a prize that recognizes movies from first-time feature filmmakers.

Leap Year was released to theaters in the U.S. in a limited rollout following a number of film festival playdates around the world. Critical praise emerged quickly — Time Out London went so far as to compare the film to Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris — prompting us to keep our eyes open for the arrival of this one!

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.