Olivier Assayas Film Collection issued on Blu Ray

Films of Olivier AssayasTHE FILMS OF OLIVIER ASSAYAS (18) FRANCE BLU RAY BOX SET £55.99
Features the films – Désordre/Disorder, L’enfant de l’hiver/Winter’s Child, Irma Vep, Demonlover

DÉSORDRE/DISORDER (1986) – a group of friends who carry out a robbery of a music store which results in one man being killed and.

L’ENFANT DE L’HIVER/WINTER’S CHILD (1989) – Stéphane leaves his pregnant wife Natalia in a bid to avoid the responsibility of fatherhood.

IRMA VEP (1996) – Comedy drama about a Chinese actress playing Irma Vep in a remake of the classic silent film ‘Les Vampires’ and the behaviour of the eccentric director she has to work with

DEMONLOVER (2002) – Thriller set in the cutthroat world of big business.

In French with English subtitles

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

Four films by Olivier Assayas: Disorder, Winter’s Child, Irma Vep and Demonlover
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all four films, from 2K restorations supervised and approved by Olivier Assayas
Optional English subtitles
Special packaging with newly commissioned artwork by Sister Hyde

DISC 1 – DISORDER/WINTER’S CHILD
Original 2.0 Stereo soundtracks
Interview with writer-director Oliver Assayas
Interview with the cast of Disorder, Ann-Gisel Glass, Lucas Belvaux, Wadeck Stanczak and Rémi Martin
Theatrical trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin

DISC 2 – IRMA VEP
Original 2.0 Stereo DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio commentary by writer-director Olivier Assayas and critic Jean-Michel Frodon
On the Set of Irma Vep, a 30-minute behind-the-scenes featurette with optional commentary by Assayas and Frodon
Interview with Assayas and critic Charles Tesson
Interview with actors Maggie Cheung and Nathalie Richard
Man Yuk: A Portrait of Maggie Cheung, a 1997 short film by Assayas
Black and white rushes
Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain

DISC 3 – DEMONLOVER
Original 5.1 DTS-HD master audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Audio commentary by writer/director Olivier Assayas
Visual essay written and narrated by critic Jonathan Romney
Peripherie de Demonlover, an hour-long behind-the-scenes documentary directed by Yorick Le Saux
Archive interviews with Olivier Assayas, Connie Nielsen, Chloë Sevigny and Charles Berling
SY NYC 12/12/01: The Demonlover Sessions, a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the recording of the music score by Sonic Youth
Q&A with Olivier Assayas filmed at the Wexner Center for the Arts in 2003
Extended version of the Hellfire Club sequence
Original theatrical trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

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French drama – DEUX/TWO OF US – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Two of UsDEUX/TWO OF US (12A) FRANCE 2019 MENEGHETTI, FILIPPO DVD – £15.99
BLU RAY – £17.99
Elderly neighbours Madeleine Girard and Nina have been in a relationship for two decades,
but Madeleine refuses to form her two adult children about their relationship.

However when Madeleine suffers a heart attack her children become concerned by the overbearing actions of Nina, not knowing that she is Madeleine’s lover.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTE TO DEUX-TWO OF US

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTE TO DEUX – TWO OF US

LA Times review –

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2021-02-04/review-two-of-us-french-romantic-drama-barbara-sukowa-martine-chevallier

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French Horror movie -GRAVE/RAW – out on Blu Ray

Raw3GRAVE/RAW FRANCE (18) 2016 DUCOURNAU, JULIA BLU RAY – £29.99
In Justine’s family everyone is a vegetarian, but when she arrives at college, in order to fit in, she takes the challenge to eat raw meat. Initially she becomes unwell but then develops a strange and powerful yearning to consume raw flesh.

In French with English subtitles

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French drama – LE JARDIN DES SUPPLICES/THE GARDEN OF TORMENT – issued on Blu Ray

Garden of TormentLE JARDIN DES SUPPLICES/THE GARDEN OF TORMENT (18) 1976 FRANCE GION, CHRISTIAN BLU RAY – £15.99
An adaptation of the Octave Mirbeau novel. Set I n the 1930’s a scandalised young doctor flees from Paris to China. There he meets a beautiful, eccentric woman, who introduces him into a circle of decadent Europeans .

In French with English subtitles

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Jean-Luc Godard’s – MASCULIN-FEMININE – issued on Blu Ray

MASCULIN-FEMININEMASCULIN-FEMININE – THE CRITERION COLLECTION(PG) 1966 FRANCE B/W GODARD, JEAN-LUC BLU RAY £19.99
In this study of the generation conflict, Paul is fresh from military service when he falls for
aspiring pop star Madeleine, but as his girlfriend’s career start to take off, Paul becomes disillusioned with life and takes an interest in left wing politics.

In French with English subtitles

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Jean-Luc Godard’s – LE LIVRE D’IMAGE/THE IMAGE BOOK – released on Blu Ray

Image Book0LE LIVRE D’IMAGE/THE IMAGE BOOK (15) 2018 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC BLU RAY – £15.99
Award-winning director Jean-Luc Godard directs this abstract essay film combining news footage, film clips and random images with a disjointed soundtrack and narration by Godard himself.

In English with English subtitles

FRENCH AND ENGLISH NOTES TO LE LIVRE D’IMAGE-THE IMAGE BOOK

BFI REVIEW – https://www2.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/reviews-recommendations/image-book-jean-luc-godard-ruminative-radical-montage

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French film – TROIS SOUVENIRS DE MA JEUNESSE/MY GOLDEN DAYS – out on dvd

My Golden DaysTROIS SOUVENIRS DE MA JEUNESSE/MY GOLDEN DAYS (15) FRANCE 2015 DESPLECHIN, ARNAUD £15.99
As middle aged anthropologist Paul Dedalus prepares to leave Tajikistan to return to Paris, the film tells three epoch-defining chapters from Paul’s life, his time with his great-aunt, growing up with his mother, father and two younger siblings, his mother’s tragic death, offering his own identity to a young Russian man and the wild nights with friends who would betray him.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTE TO MY GOLDEN DAYS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTE TO MY GOLDEN DAYS

GUARDIAN REVIEW – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/mar/15/my-golden-days-review-arnaud-desplechin

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Gaspar Noé’s controversial film – IRRÉVERSIBLE/IRREVERSIBLE – re-issued on dvd

IrreversibleIRRÉVERSIBLE/IRREVERSIBLE (18) FRANCE 2002 NOE, GASPAR £7.99
Marcus and his girlfriend Alex’s world is torn apart in the most unimaginably brutal way possible in this shocking and violent film that divided opinion. It was seen as by some as a masterpiece and others as an exploitation movie.

In French with English subtitles

Special Features

Interactive Menus

Enhanced WS tv

Bonus Footage

Deleted Scenes

Interviews: Gaspar Noe (director)

Commentary: Gaspar Noe (director)

Other Documentary: Short Film by Noe

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Cédric Klapisch’s – RIENS DU TOUT/LITTLE NOTHINGS – released on Blu Ray

Little NothingsRIENS DU TOUT/LITTLE NOTHINGS (12) 1992 FRANCE KLAPISCH, CÉDRIC BLU RAY £22.99
Parisian department store Les Grandes Galeries is failing. In a last-ditch effort to save the 100-year-old store, the board hire and give him one year to turn things around.

In this critique of modern management techniques and globalisation Mr. Lepetit begins with the staff, a microcosm of French society, who must learn to believe in themselves and each other.

In French with English subtitles

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French film – JEANNETTE, L’ENFANCE DE JEANNE D’ARC/JOAN OF ARC AND JEANNETTE – issued on dvd

Joan of Arc JeanettecJEANNETTE, L’ENFANCE DE JEANNE D’ARC/JOAN OF ARC AND JEANNETTE 2017 FRANCE DUMONT, BRUNO £19.99
The film is a musical using contemporary music and a cast of non-professional actors to tell the story of the early life Joan of Arc

 

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO JEANNETTE, L’ENFANCE DE JEANNE D’ARC

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO JEANNETTE, L’ENFANCE DE JEANNE D’ARC


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Zany sci-fi mystery – COINCOIN ET LES Z’INHUMAINS/COINCOIN AND THE EXTRA HUMANS – issued on dvd

Coincoin and the Extra Humans3COINCOIN ET LES Z’INHUMAINS/COINCOIN AND THE EXTRA HUMANS (15) 2018 FRANCE DUMONT, BRUNO £15.99
As the Guardian newspaper put it ‘zany sci-fi mystery with a side-order of political parody, again using nonprofessionals and people’

When a strange affliction befalls the residents of his town, Captain Van Der Weyden begin investigating what could be a possible alien attack.

In French with English subtitles

COINCOIN AND THE EXTRA HUMANS ENGLISH PRESS KIT

Guardian reviewhttps://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/jul/22/coincoin-and-the-extra-humans-review-bruno-dumont

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Jean Renoir classic World War One movie – – re-issued on DVD and Blu Ray

La Grande IllusionLA GRANDE ILLUISION (PG) 1937 FRANCE RENOIR, JEAN BLU RAY DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Renoir’s profound examination of war. Set in a First World War German prisoner-of-war camp, three French soldiers, working-class Lieutenant Maréchal, middle-class Jew Rosenthal and aristocratic senior officer Captain de Boieldieu, are held prisoner by Commandant von Rauffenstein. A bond of sympathy develops between the German Commandant and the senior French officer, but even though de Boieldieu sacrifices himself for his compatriots to escape, the pair must return to a harsh reality once their role as war heroes is over.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO LA GRANDE ILLUSION

Blu Ray and DVD available to buy from-

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Jean-Luc Godard’s classic new wave film – A BOUT DE SOUFFLE/BREATHLESS – re-issued on dvd and Blu Ray

BreathlessA BOUT DE SOUFFLE/BREATHLESS (PG) 1959 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC DVD – £17.99 DVD – £22.99
Godard’s first film is now seen as the key film in the French new wave.
The film recount the love brief love affair between petty criminal Michel and young American student Patricia. However when Michel kills a policeman the pair go on the run.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

TEACHERS NOTES

ENGLISH FILM GUIDE

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Jean-Pierre Melville’s classic gangster movie – LE CERCLE ROUGE – re-issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Le Cercle Rouge8LE CERCLE ROUGE (PG) 1970 FRANCE MELVILLE, JEAN-PIERRE DVD – £17.99 DVD – £21.99
Following his release from prison, thief Corey teams up with alcoholic ex-cop Jansen and escaped criminal Vogel to plot a daring heist of an upmarket Parisian jewellery store against impossible odds.

In French with English subtitles

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Algerian film – PAPICHA – released on dvd

PAPICHAPAPICHA (15) 2020 ALGERIA MEDDOUR, MOUNIA IN FRENCH £15.99
Talented young student, Papicha, struggles against the rise of radical Islamism in 1990s Algeria. Papicha spends her time having nights out with friends and designing her own fashion line. However, all that is about to change when Islamic insurgents attempt to make compulsory the veiling of women.

As Papicha’s freedoms become more and more restricted, she must either choose to resist the regime or conform to the oppressive rules to keep she and her friends safe.

In French with English subtitles. Also dubbed into Arabic

PAPICHA FRENCH AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

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