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The Éric Rohmer Collection Limited Edition Blu Ray

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�ric Rohmer enjoyed a remarkable career. Between 1949, when he started work on his first short film, to the release of his final effort, The Romance of Astrea and Celadon, in 2007, Rohmer directed some 28 features, as well as numerous shorts and documentaries, many of them masterpieces. The �ric Rohmer Collection brings together ten of the best: the complete six-film Comédies et proverbes series; his 1976 adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist's novella, The Marquise of O..., recipient of the Grand Prix at that year's Cannes Film Festival; his outstanding Arthurian tale, Perceval; his delightful portrayal of female friendship, Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle; and, making its UK debut in any format, The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque. Complemented by numerous bonus features, this limited edition Blu-ray set provides both a welcome opportunity for the newcomer to explore the work of a great director as well as a must-have collection for the die-hard Rohmer fan. Limited Edition Contents: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of ten �ric Rohmer features: The Aviator's Wife, A Good Marriage, Pauline at the Beach, Full Moon in Paris, The Green Ray, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, The Marquise of O..., and exclusive to this collection only: Perceval, Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle and The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Introductions to The Aviator's Wife, A Good Marriage, Pauline at the Beach, Full Moon in Paris and The Green Ray by �ric Rohmer Brand-new appreciation of Rohmer by filmmaker and actor Richard Ayoade, recorded exclusively for this release Nestor Almendros: Director of Photography, an hour-long French television documentary profile of Perceval, The Marquise of O... and Pauline at the Beach's cinematographer Two full-length episodes of the French television series Ciné regards devoted to the making and release of Perceval Effraction: Tchéky Karyo, an hour-long French television documentary profile of the Full Moon in Paris actor On-set report from the making of My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Archive interview with Bruno Ganz on The Marquise of O... Archive interview with André Dussollier on The Aviator's Wife Archive interview with Claude-Jean Philippe and Caroline Champetier on Pauline at the Beach Archive interview with Arielle Dombasle on Pauline at the Beach Archive interview with Pascale Ogier on Full Moon in Paris Archive interview with Marie Rivière on The Green Ray Archive interview with Joëlle Miquel on Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle Audio interview with Rohmer Changing Landscapes, a 1964 documentary short directed by Rohmer Trailers for The Aviator's Wife, A Good Marriage, Pauline at the Beach, Full Moon in Paris, The Green Ray and My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin Limited edition book containing new writing on the film by Jonathan Romney, Geoff Andrew, Philip Lopate, Geoffrey Macnab, David Jenkins, Tara Judah, Sophie Monks Kaufman, Justine Smith, Andy Miller and Brad Stevens

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Collection of ten films directed by Éric Rohmer. In 'The Marquise of O' (1976) the beautiful widow Marquise of O (Edith Clever) is captured and assaulted by Russian soldiers. Unconscious during the attack, it is only later that she discovers she is pregnant, and her initial shame and embarrassment about what has happened gradually escalates into panic and desperation. 'Perceval' (1978) follows the adventures of Sir Perceval (Fabrice Luchini), a legendary knight of the Round Table. In 'The Aviator's Wife' (1981) the jealous Francois (Philippe Marlaud) is devastated to find his wife Anne (Marie Rivière) with her ex Christian (Mathieu Carrière). In 'A Good Marriage' (1982) a middle-class French girl (Beatrice Romand) tires of her free and easy single lifestyle and decides she wants to get married. At a wedding reception she meets a suitable man and engineers a romance for the most part in her own head. In 'Pauline at the Beach' (1983) Marion (Arielle Dombasle), a beautiful divorcée, decides to spend the last few weeks of summer at the family beach house in Normandy. She takes along her 15-year-old cousin Pauline (Amanda Langlet), a sensitive and fragile girl on the verge of womanhood. At the beach the two meet up with Pierre (Pascal Greggory), Marion's humourless and obsessive ex-lover, who offers to teach them windsurfing and introduces them to his friend Henri (Féodor Atkine). Marion soon falls for Henri, despite Pierre declaring his love for her. Meanwhile, Pauline has quietly become involved with teenage Sylvain (Simon de la Brosse). In 'Full Moon in Paris' (1984) young French woman Louise (Pascale Ogier) leads a double life, but is not satisfied with either. She flits between her country retreat, shared with her boyfriend Remi (Tchéky Karyo), and her Parisian apartment, where she is subject to the entreaties of a young suitor. In 'The Green Ray' (1986), following a recent break up, lonely Parisian Delphine (Rivière) was expecting to spend the summer in Greece, but after being let down by her travelling companion at the last moment, she decides to go away on her own. After visiting Cherbourg, the Alps and the beach, she meets a fellow female traveller who tries to cheer her up - but their friendship is short-lived as the two women clash over their differing views on love. In 'Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle' (1987) Joelle Miquel and Jessica Forde play two women, one from the town, the other from the country, whose lives interweave in four unique stories. The first is set in the country, where they first meet, and the stories follow them to Paris where they become flatmates and have to deal with a waiter, a kleptomaniac and an art dealer. 'My Girlfriend's Boyfriend' (1987) focuses on two girls who become attracted to each other's boyfriends but each is reluctant to admit their true feelings. Finally, in 'The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque' (1993) the mayor of a small French town uses his contacts to get the money to build a new entertainment hub.

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