French drama – LA VÉRITÉ/TRUTH – issued on DVD and Blu Ray

TRUTHLA VÉRITÉ/TRUTH (15) 2019 FRANCE KOREEDA, HIROKAZU
DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY £19.99
After her mother, celebrated actress Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve ), publishes her memoirs, Lumir (Juliette Binoche) travels to Paris to visit her.

Back in her childhood home, Lumir’s reunion with her mother leads to confrontations about the past and harsh truths are revealed.

 

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO LA VERITE-TRUTH

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO LA VERITE-TRUTH

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THE ESSENTIAL JACQUES DEMY COLLECTION – issued on Blu Ray

Essential Jacques Demy CollectionTHE ESSENTIAL JACQUES DEMY COLLECTION (TBA) DEMY, JACQUES BLU RA Y ONLY £105
Features the following six films – Lola (1961), La Baie Des Anges (1963), the Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (1967), Peau D’âne/donkey (1970) and Une Chambre En Ville (1982).
LA BAIE DES ANGES 1963
Set largely in the casinos of Nice, is a visually lovely but darkly realistic investigation into love and obsession.

LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT 1967
Musical comedy with Catherine Deneuve and Gene Kelly.

LOLA 1961
Anouk Aimee plays Lola, a cabaret singer who occupies herself with a few affairs while awaiting the return of her one and only true love.

LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG/UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG 1964
A story of lost love, with all the dialogue sung rather than spoken.

PEAU D’ÂNE/DONKEY SKIN 1970
Fairytale about a King (Jean Marais) who is distraught at the death of his wife (Catherine Deneuve), and promises never to marry anyone less beautiful than her. But when he is compelled to marry his own daughter (also Deneuve), her fairy godmother manages to save her from this incestuous fate by making her demand impossible gifts, including a suit of clothes made from the skin of a magical donkey that ensures the land’s prosperity.

UNE CHAMBRE EN VILLE 1982
In this musical melodrama set against the backdrop of a workers’ strike in Nantes,

SPECIAL FEATURES
New 2K digital restorations of all six films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays of Lola and Bay of Angels and 5.1 or 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-rays of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Donkey Skin, and Une chambre en ville

Two documentaries by filmmaker Agnès Varda: The World of Jacques Demy (1995) and The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993)

Four short films by director Jacques Demy: Les horizons morts (1951), Le sabotier du Val de Loire (1956), Ars (1959), and La luxure (1962)

Jacques Demy, A to Z, a new visual essay by critic James Quandt

Archival interviews with Demy, composer Michel Legrand, and actors Jeanne Moreau, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, and Jacques Perrin

Once Upon a Time . . . “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” a 2008 documentary

Episode from Behind the Screen, a 1966 series about the making of Young Girls

“Donkey Skin” Illustrated, a 2008 program on the many versions of Charles Perrault’s fairy tale

“Donkey Skin” and the Thinkers, a 2008 program featuring critic Camille Tabouley

New conversation between Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthomé and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau

New interviews with journalist Marie Colmant and film scholar Rodney Hill

Archival audio Q&A with Demy
Archival audio interviews with Legrand and Deneuve

Interview with actor Anouk Aimée from 2012, conducted by Varda

Interview with Varda from 2012 on the origin of Lola’s song

Restoration demonstrations for Lola, Bay of Angels, Umbrellas, and Une chambre

PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Ginette Vincendeau, Terrence Rafferty, Jim Ridley, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Anne E. Duggan, and Geoff Andrew, and a postscript by Berthomé

In French with English subtitles

 

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Two disc 50th anniversary edition of Buñuel biggest commercial – BELLE DE JOUR – issued on dvd

Belle De JourBELLE DE JOUR (18) 1967 FRANCE BUÑUEL, LUIS £16.99
Two disc 50th anniversary edition of Buñuel biggest commercial success with Catherine Deneuve playing Séverine, a beautiful, bored young wife of a wealthy Parisian surgeon, who becomes a high-class prostitute named Belle de Jour during the day.

Belle de Jour lifestyle seems to be bound up with childhood abuse, which Buñuel indicates by
disturbing flashbacks and dreams

In French with English subtitles

Special Features

Interactive Menus

Bonus Footage

Trailers

Interviews: Jean-Claude Carrière (Writer)

Commentary: Professor Peter W. Evans

Other Documentary: ‘The Last Script’, ‘A Story of Perversion or Emancipation?’

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SAGE FEMME/MIDWIFE – staring Catherine Frot and Catherine Deneuve issued on dvd

MidwifeSAGE FEMME/MIDWIFE (12) 2017 FRANCE PROVOST, MARTIN £15.99
The stable life of midwife Claire Breton (Catherine Frot) is thrown into turmoil by the sudden reappearance of her late father’s former lover Béatrice Sobolevski (Catherine Deneuve), who abandoned both of them three decades earlier.

Sobolevski, now diagnosed with cancer, is shocked to learn of her former partner’s death. However she is now hoping to reconnect with Claire and gradually the pair re-evaluate their contrasting outlooks on life.

 

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTE TO THE MIDWIFE

New York Times review –

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Belgian black comedy – LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT – out on dvd

BRAND NEW TESTAMENTLE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT/BRAND NEW TESTAMENT (15) 2016 BELGIUM DORMAEL, JACO VAN £19.99 In this black comedy God is alive and living in Brussels, mischievously tormenting humans from an outdated PC in a grim apartment. However God’s
daughter decides that someone else would be able to do the job better and she releases the preordained ‘death dates’ of everyone in the city which they receive by text message.

This causes a national panic with people struggling to decide what to do with their remaining time, while others put the decree to the test, flinging themselves off high buildings and finding themselves always evading death in increasingly unlikely turns of fate. Determined to right the wrongs of her father, Ea sets out to create a new testament and selects six apostles to help her, each with their own unrequited desires and wishes. The cast also includes Catherine

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT

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French movie – DANS LA COUR – issued on dvd

Dans La CourDANS LA COUR (15) 2014 FRANCE SALVADORI, PIERRE £19.99
French comedy drama starring Catherine Deneuve and Gustave Kervern. Depressed eccentric Antoine (Kervern) gets a job as a janitor in an old apartment building in Paris where he takes pleasure in the simplicity of his work and strikes up a friendship with retired resident Mathilde (Deneuve), whose husband worries about her declining mental state.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

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UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG/LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG – re-issued on dvd

Umbrellas of CherbourgUMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG/LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG (U) 1964 FRANCE  DEMY, JACQUES     DVD – £17.99  BLU RAY – £22.99

A story of lost love, with all the dialogue sung rather than spoken.

Guy, a 20-year old French auto mechanic falls in love with 17-year old Genevieve (played by Catherine Deneuve, in her first screen role)), who works in an umbrella shop. After the couple share a passionate night together, Genevieve falls pregnant and must decide whether to wait for Guy (who has left on a two-year tour of combat in Algeria) or to accept an attractive offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.

In French with English subtitles

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