"Actor: Jean Pierre Léaud"

  • La Chinoise [Blu-ray]La Chinoise | Blu Ray | (23/04/2018) from £13.04   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Jean-Luc Godard's ferocious run of ground breaking 1960s commercial features neared a terminus point as the filmmaker turned his gaze onto the nascent left-wing student organisations coalescing on university campuses across France and environs. The resulting film was his searing masterpiece La Chinoise a mordant satire, pedagogical treatise, political tract, and pop-artwork-plus blood rolled into one. It's early '67 and Radio Peking's in the air for the Aden Arabie Cell, a Maoist collective holed up in a sprawling flat on Paris's rue de Miromesnil the newly purchased actual residence of Godard and then-wife and star Anne Wiazemsky. Véronique (Wiazemsky) and her comrades, including Jean-Pierre Léaud (The 400 Blows, Out 1) and Juliet Berto (Out 1, Céline and Julie Go Boating) lead a series of discussions and performative skits addressing matters of French colonialism, American imperialism, and the broader conflict raging in Vietnam. A meditation on the efficacy of violent protest and militant counteraction played out between Wiazemsky (conducted by Godard via radio-earpiece), and her then-tutor philosopher Francis Jeanson gives way to a plot to assassinate the Soviet minister of culture a red-handed point of no going-back on the path to complete radicalisation. A tour-de-force of the primary-palette images the ˜household images,' perhaps of Godard's early career, La Chinoise serves as both cautionary tale and early sign of fascination with the political currents that would soon lead to the next period of JLG's life and work. The revolution is not a dinner-party. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation Original LPCM Mono 2.0 audio Optional English subtitles Audio commentary by film historian James Quandt Interviews with actor Michel Semeniako, assistant director Charles L. Bitsch and second assistant director Jean-Claude Sussfeld Denitza Bantcheva on La Chinoise, the author discusses the film and its politics Behind-the-Scenes TV Report featuring footage with Godard and the cast Venice Film Festival press conference featuring Godard and scenes from the production Theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet containing vintage writing by and discussions with Jean-Luc Godard and beyond: passing through the landmark Struggling on Two Fronts interview; the Two Hours with Jean-Luc Godard journal; notes on Anne Wiazemsky's 2012 memoir-novel Une année studieuse [A Studious Year]; a tribute to Wiazemsky, Léaud, and Berto; vintage archival imagery; newly translated material; and more.

  • The Jacques Rivette Collection [Dual Format Blu-Ray + DVD]The Jacques Rivette Collection | Blu Ray | (18/01/2016) from £203.83   |  Saving you £-53.84 (N/A%)   |  RRP £149.99

    The Jacques Rivette Collection brings together some of the director’s hardest to see works, each restored, newly translated and debuting on home video for the first time in UK. Out 1 is one of the crowning achievements of Rivette’s remarkable career. Conceived as a television mini-series, this near-thirteen-hour monolith consists of eight feature-length episodes revolving around two theatre troupes, blackmail and conspiracy. Multiple characters introduce multiple plotlines, weaving a rich tapestry across an epic runtime. Originally screened just the once in its full-length version in 1971, Out 1 was then re-conceived by Rivette as a four-and-a-half-hour feature. Making use of alternative and unseen footage, the director renamed this version Out 1: Spectre as an acknowledgement of its shadow-like nature. Both are presented in this boxed-set, fully restored and with newly-translated English subtitles. Complementing Out 1 are two ‘parallel films’, Duelle (une quarantaine) and Noroît. The former sees Rivette head into fantasy territory: the Queen of the Sun (Bulle Ogier) and the Queen of the Night (Juliet Berto) search for a magical diamond in present-day Paris. The latter is a loose adaptation of The Revenger’s Tragedy and a pirate tale, starring Geraldine Chaplin (Nashville, Cría cuervos). Also included is Merry-Go-Round, in which Joe Dallesandro (Flesh for Frankenstein) and Maria Schneider (The Passenger, Last Tango in Paris) are summoned to Paris, kickstarting the most surreal of all Rivette’s mysteries. Limited Edition Contents: Limited Edition Collection - 3,000 Copies High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of all films from brand new 2K restorations of the films with Out 1 supervised by cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays) Optional newly-translated English subtitles for all films The Mysteries of Paris: Jacque Rivette’s Out 1 Revisited – a brand-new feature length documentary by Robert Fischer and Wilfred Reichart containing interviews with actors Bulle Ogier, Michael Lonsdale and Hermine Karagheuz, cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn, assistant director Jean-François Stévenin and producer Stéphane Tchalgadjieff, as well as rare archival interviews with actors Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Michel Delahaye, and director Jacques Rivette Scenes from a Parallel Life: Jacques Rivette Remembers – archive interview with the director, in which he discusses Duelle (une quarantaine), Noroît and Merry-Go-Round, featuring additional statements from Bulle Ogier and Hermine Karagheuz Brand-new interview with critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, who reported from the sets of both Duelle (une quarantaine) and Noroît Exclusive perfect-bound book containing new writing on the films by Mary M. Wiles, Brad Stevens, Ginette Vincendeau and Nick Pinkerton

  • Made In The USAMade In The USA | DVD | (07/01/2008) from £5.69   |  Saving you £12.30 (68.40%)   |  RRP £17.99

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  • The François Truffaut Collection [Blu-ray]The François Truffaut Collection | Blu Ray | (08/12/2014) from £26.33   |  Saving you £43.66 (165.82%)   |  RRP £69.99

    Features SHOOT THE PIANIST, JULES ET JIM, THE SOFT SKIN, ANNE & MURIEL, A GORGEOUS GIRL LIKE ME, THE LAST METRO, THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, FINALLY SUNDAY.

  • Day For Night [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2016]Day For Night | Blu Ray | (24/10/2016) from £17.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    This loving farce from FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT (Jules and Jim) about the joys and turbulence of moviemaking is one of his most beloved films. Truffaut himself appears as the harried director of a frivolous melodrama, the shooting of which is plagued by the whims of a neurotic actor (The 400 Blows' JEAN-PIERRE LÉAUD); an aging but still forceful Italian diva (Juliet of the Spirits' VALENTINA CORTESE); and a British ingénue haunted by personal scandal (Bullitt's JACQUELINE BISSET). An irreverent paean to the prosaic craft of cinema as well as a delightful human comedy about the pitfalls of love and sex, Day for Night is buoyed by robust performances and a sparkling score by the legendary GEORGES DELERUE (Contempt). Bonus Features: New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New visual essay by filmmaker :: kogonada New interview with cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn New interview with film scholar Dudley Andrew Documentary on the film from 2003, featuring film scholar Annette Insdorf Archival interviews with director François Truffaut; editor Yann Dedet; and actors Jean-Pierre Aumont, Nathalie Baye, Jacqueline Bisset, Dani, and Bernard Menez Television footage of Truffaut on the film's set in 1972 Trailer New English subtitle translation PLUS: An essay by critic David Cairns Click Images to Enlarge

  • The 400 Blows [Blu-ray]The 400 Blows | Blu Ray | (11/08/2014) from £9.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (150.19%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Francois Truffaut's semi-autobiographical first feature stars Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel an unruly young Parisian whose unhappiness leads him into trouble. Frequently running away from school and home Antoine spends much of his time playing with his friends on the streets of the city; but events take a more serious turn when an accusation of plagiarism leads him to quit school and the theft of a typewriter lands him in trouble with the police.

  • The Adventures of Antoine Doinel: Five Films by François Truffaut [DVD]The Adventures of Antoine Doinel: Five Films by François Truffaut | DVD | (08/12/2014) from £21.29   |  Saving you £18.70 (87.83%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Starting with one of the greatest films about childhood, from anywhere, ever (Anthony Quinn, The Independent), which kicked off the French New Wave, François Truffaut delivers an indisputable landmark of cinema history five films, four features and one short, which follow the life of one charming, compelling and unforgettable character. Before anyone else, Truffaut allowed audiences to dip into one character's life progressively over 20 years, witnessing him growing up from a child struggling with school and the law to an adult, struggling with love and divorce. A very special and unique collection, The Adventures of Antoine Doinel will invoke joy, humour, nostalgia and happiness time and time again as your investment in Antoine and his story progressively proliferates with each gloriously captured scene.

  • Irma Vep [1994]Irma Vep | DVD | (31/03/2008) from £25.63   |  Saving you £-5.64 (-28.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Maggie Cheung (playing herself) has been cast by a once revered but now out of touch director as the latex-clad cat-burglar in his ill-fated remake of the French classic Les Vampires. From the moment she arrives in Paris chaos ensues until the director finally has a breakdown and is replaced by another who doesnt know why she was cast in the first place. Amidst all the confusion Cheung becomes drawn to her character and is soon pulling on latex and prowling her hotel corridors at night. This critically-acclaimed satire on the world of filmmaking is one of the freshest and coolest French films of the 90's.

  • The Adventures of Antoine Doinel: Five Films by François Truffaut [Blu-ray]The Adventures of Antoine Doinel: Five Films by François Truffaut | Blu Ray | (08/12/2014) from £23.99   |  Saving you £27.00 (112.55%)   |  RRP £50.99

    Starting with one of the greatest films about childhood, from anywhere, ever (Anthony Quinn, The Independent), which kicked off the French New Wave, François Truffaut delivers an indisputable landmark of cinema history five films, four features and one short, which follow the life of one charming, compelling and unforgettable character. Before anyone else, Truffaut allowed audiences to dip into one character's life progressively over 20 years, witnessing him growing up from a child struggling with school and the law to an adult, struggling with love and divorce. A very special and unique collection, The Adventures of Antoine Doinel will invoke joy, humour, nostalgia and happiness time and time again as your investment in Antoine and his story progressively proliferates with each gloriously captured scene.

  • The 400 Blows [DVD]The 400 Blows | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (51.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Francois Truffaut's semi-autobiographical first feature stars Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel an unruly young Parisian whose unhappiness leads him into trouble. Frequently running away from school and home Antoine spends much of his time playing with his friends on the streets of the city; but events take a more serious turn when an accusation of plagiarism leads him to quit school and the theft of a typewriter lands him in trouble with the police.

  • Last Tango in Paris [Blu-ray] [1973]Last Tango in Paris | Blu Ray | (16/04/2012) from £9.98   |  Saving you £2.00 (25.03%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Brace yourself for the uncut, uncensored version of the most controversial film of its era. As scandalous as it scintillating, Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris still resonates as a landmark in cinematic history, featuring an Oscar- Nominated performance by Marlon Brando that ranks among the best of his career. He (Brando) is a 45-year-old American living in Paris, haunted by his wife's suicide. She (Maria Schneider) is a 20-year-old Parisian beauty engaged to a young filmmaker. Though nameless to each other, these tortured souls come together to satisfy their sexual cravings in an apartment as bare as their dark, tragic lives.

  • The Pornographer [2001]The Pornographer | DVD | (23/09/2002) from £6.89   |  Saving you £13.10 (65.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    An art house movie that asks questions about the morality of art both on and off screen, The Pornographer is a hard-hitting yet strangely unmoving film. Very much a product of the French school of intellectual cinema, the filmmaker of the title is Jacques Laurent (played by Jean Pierre Leaud), a one-time director of adult films who, finding himself down on his luck, is forced to return to his old medium. Far from being a gaudy Boogie Nights style exposé of an unknown world, the film focuses on Laurent's inner turmoil and his rapidly disintegrating relationship with his wife, as well as his restored one with his son Joseph (Jeremie Renier). Director Betrend Bonello handles this material well, if overdoing the art house clichés a little, but the problem with the film (or for some its strong point) comes with the fairly hardcore sex scenes, presented as part of Laurent's movie. While intended to reflect the emptiness of the character's soul, it is hard to see past them as just an attention-grabbing device. Then again, can a film about pornography legitimately not feature sex? One suspects that this debate will run and run and, in its way, The Pornographer has much to say on the subject. On the DVD: The Pornographer's intended release fell foul of the BBFC, who objected to one particularly explicit scene, a continuing argument that provides much of the material for the DVD's extra features. There is a reproduction of the BFFC ruling, a statement in reply from Bonello (which demonstrate the similarities he shares with his fictional counterpart, certainly when it comes to a vision of erotica) and an excellent essay from critic Pierre Perrene. In addition there are biographies, the cinematic trailer and an option to view the film with or without English subtitles. Whatever the moral questions involved, Bonello's film is a visual treat and his stylish eye is well represented by this format. --Phil Udell

  • Hawks and Sparrows (1966) / Pigsty (1969) [Masters of Cinema] Limited Edition (Blu-ray)Hawks and Sparrows (1966) / Pigsty (1969) | Blu Ray | (22/02/2016) from £24.28   |  Saving you £-6.29 (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

    From its sung opening credits, Hawks and Sparrows (Uccellacci e uccellini) is a wonderfully free-form picaresque fable that lampoons politics, religion and the state of modern Italy, as the beloved comic actor Totò, Pasolini regular Ninetto Davoli and a talking crow wander the landscape through a gauntlet of unexpected encounters. Pigsty (Porcile) is one of his most controversial works, interspersing the mute wanderings of cannibalistic savages against a barren, volcanic earth with the tale of Julian (played by Nouvelle Vague icon Jean-Pierre Léaud), his radically politicised fiancée Ida (Anne Wiazemsky, Au Hasard Balthazar), and the financial machinations of his father Herr Klotz in contemporary industrialised Germany. Both films demonstrate a restless, pioneering artist's exploration of the natural world contrasted with the societal structures that govern human life. Visually inspired and playing by no-one's rules other than his own, these two brilliant works by Pasolini are presented on Blu-ray for the first time in a new limited edition.

  • Masculin Feminin [DVD]Masculin Feminin | DVD | (22/08/2011) from £24.28   |  Saving you £-8.29 (-51.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    With Masculin Feminin Jean-Luc Godard introduces the world to the children of Marx and Coca-Cola through a gang of restless youths engaged in hopeless love affairs with music revolution and each other. French new wave icon Jean-Pierre Laud stars as Paul an idealistic would-be intellectual struggling to forge a relationship with adorable pop star Madeleine (real-life y-y girl Chantal Goya). Through their tempestuous affair Godard fashions a candid and wildly funny free-form examination of youth culture in throbbing 1960s Paris mixing satire and tragedy as only Goddard can.

  • Domicile Conjugal [DVD]Domicile Conjugal | DVD | (29/09/2014) from £7.05   |  Saving you £8.94 (55.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Francois Truffaut's filmic alter ego Antoine Doinel (first seen in 'Les Quatre Cents Coups') is once again the subject in this fourth of a series of five films. Antoine experiences the early years of marriage and faces fatherhood and adultery with a beautiful Japanese girl.

  • Stolen Kisses [Blu-ray]Stolen Kisses | Blu Ray | (25/08/2014) from £8.95   |  Saving you £11.04 (55.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Stolen Kisses reunites François Truffaut and Jean-Pierre Léaud to catch up with Truffaut's cinematic alter ego, Antoine Doinel, the troubled adolescent of The 400 Blows. Stolen Kisses opens with the now-grown Doinel sprung from military prison with a dishonourable discharge, drawn directly from Truffaut's own history of delinquency, but the parallels end there. Lovesick Doinel woos the perky but unresponsive object of his affections, Christine (Claude Jade) while he engages in a series of professions--hotel night-watchman, private investigator, TV repairman--with mixed success and comic entanglements. But when he falls in love with the elegant wife of his client (Delphine Seyrig at her most beautiful and charming), Christine realises she misses Antoine's persistence and clumsy passes, so she embarks on a seductive plan of her own. Truffaut's comic confection is full of deadpan gags and screwball chaos, a world away from the heavy seriousness of The 400 Blows, and Léaud is endearingly naive as the determined Doinel, forging ahead with more pluck and passion than aptitude. It may be Truffaut's most sweetly romantic film, a knowing man's embrace of eager innocence and storybook sentiment. Doinel returned two years later in Bed and Board. --Sean Axmaker

  • Love On The Run [1979]Love On The Run | DVD | (19/02/2007) from £22.00   |  Saving you £-2.01 (-10.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The last instalment of the Antoine Doinel story Love On The Run sees Antoine and his wife Christine in the final stages of their divorce after five years together. When he by chance meets up with his first love Collette they reminisce on his past relationships including his infidelities and Antoine realises that he wants to share his life with his new love Sabine.

  • Artificial Eye 40th Anniversary Collection: Volume 4 [DVD]Artificial Eye 40th Anniversary Collection: Volume 4 | DVD | (05/12/2016) from £18.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Revisit iconic world cinema titles with a special collection of films celebrating Artificial Eye's 40th anniversary. Read more at http://www.curzonartificialeye.com/artificial-eye-40th-anniversary-collection-volume-4-classics/#QIlcd7gBHroQBOc8.99

  • Stolen Kisses [DVD]Stolen Kisses | DVD | (25/08/2014) from £8.29   |  Saving you £7.70 (48.20%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Stolen Kisses reunites François Truffaut and Jean-Pierre Léaud to catch up with Truffaut's cinematic alter ego, Antoine Doinel, the troubled adolescent of The 400 Blows. Stolen Kisses opens with the now-grown Doinel sprung from military prison with a dishonourable discharge, drawn directly from Truffaut's own history of delinquency, but the parallels end there. Lovesick Doinel woos the perky but unresponsive object of his affections, Christine (Claude Jade) while he engages in a series of professions--hotel night-watchman, private investigator, TV repairman--with mixed success and comic entanglements. But when he falls in love with the elegant wife of his client (Delphine Seyrig at her most beautiful and charming), Christine realises she misses Antoine's persistence and clumsy passes, so she embarks on a seductive plan of her own. Truffaut's comic confection is full of deadpan gags and screwball chaos, a world away from the heavy seriousness of The 400 Blows, and Léaud is endearingly naive as the determined Doinel, forging ahead with more pluck and passion than aptitude. It may be Truffaut's most sweetly romantic film, a knowing man's embrace of eager innocence and storybook sentiment. Doinel returned two years later in Bed and Board. --Sean Axmaker

  • Anne And Muriel [Blu-ray]Anne And Muriel | Blu Ray | (15/09/2014) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    François Truffaut's second adaptation of a Henri-Pierre Roche novel (the other being 'Jules et Jim') is also about a menage-à-trois although this time set in nineteenth century Wales. Claude (Jean-Pierre Léaud) an aspiring young French writer spends a holiday on the Welsh coast with an English family and falls in love with the two daughters Ann (Kika Markham) and Muriel (Stacey Tendeter).

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