THE LOUIS MALLE COLLECTION (TBA) FRANCE DVD – £69.99 BLU RAY – £79.99
Collection of ten films directed by French film-maker Louis Malle. Features – Lift to the Scaffold (1958), The Lovers (1958), Zazie Dans Le Métro (1960), Le Feu Follet (1963), Le Souffle Au Coeur/murmur of the Heart (1971), Lacome, Lucien (1974), Black Moon (1975),My Dinner with Andre (1981), Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987), and Milou En Mai/milou in May.
ASCENSEUR POUR L’ÉCHAFAUD/LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD 1958
Malle’s debut feature is a tense thriller starring Jeanne Moreau and Julian Tavernier
LES AMANTS/LOVERS 1958
Jeanne Moreau stars as a middle-class wife and mother who is bored with her life. But she is awakened when she meets Bernard a younger man with whom she embarks on an affair.
ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO (1960)
Ten-year-old Zazie wants to ride on the Paris Métro during her holidays. But trouble erupts when the metro is hit by a 24 hour strike.
LE FEU FOLLET (1963)
Suicidal man spends 24 hours wandering through Paris and visiting old friends one last time, hoping to find some meaning to life and a reason to go on living.
LE SOUFFLE AU COEUR/MURMUR OF THE HEART (1971)
Set in 1954 the film combines elements of comedy, drama, and autobiography in a candid portrait of a precocious adolescent boy’s sexual awakening.
LACOME, LUCIEN (1974)
One of the first French films to deal with the collaboration during the Nazi occupation.
BLACK MOON (1975)
Teenager Lily finds herself in a world where there is an ongoing war between males and females and flees to the countryside to escape.
MY DINNER WITH ANDRE (1981)
Film set during a dinner conversation between theatre director Andre Gregory and actor-playwright Wallace Shawn, two friends who are catching up with each other after six years without contact.
AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (1987)
Wartime drama set in a wintry catholic boarding school. The film probes the relationship between a young student and his reserved new Jewish classmate, who is hiding from the Germans.
MILOU EN MAI/MILOU IN MAY (1990)
Set to the back drop of political upheaval of 1968 France, a family squabble over the estate of a deceased relative.
THE LOUIS MALLE DOCUMENTARY COLLECTION (TBA) FRANCE £69.99
Features – Vive le tour (1962), Phantom India (1969), Calcutta (1969), A Human Condition (1974), Place de la République (1974), God’s Country (1985) and And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986).
VIVE LE TOUR (1962) follows the riders of the Tour de France in 1962.
PHANTOM INDIA (1969) is a seven-part series in which Malle travels around India.
CALCUTTA (1969) consists of visuals of the Indian city Calcutta
A HUMAN CONDITION (1974) depicts the production of Citroen cars at a factory in northern France.
PLACE DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE (1974) documents the many individuals who spend their days in the Place de la République in Paris.
GOD’S COUNTRY (1985) focuses on the town of Glencoe, Minnesota and its struggling farming community.
…AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (1986) Malle examines the experiences of immigrants in the US in the 1980s.
In French with English subtitles
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