[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2007.
Director-approved special ed. ; [full screen version].
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Criterion collection ; 419
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 419.
DVD; Dolby Digital mono.
In French, with optional English subtitles.
Silvia Monfort, Philippe Noiret, les habitants de La Pointe-Courte.
Director, Agnes Varda ; editor, Alain Resnais, Anne Sarraute ; cinematography, Louis Stein, Paul Soulignac, Louis Soulanes, Bernard Grasberg ; script, Jane Vilardebo ; music, Pierre Barbaud.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Released in boxed set titled: 4 by Agnès Varda.
The great Agnes Varda's film career began with this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village. Both a stylized depiction of the complicated relationship between a married couple and a documentary-like look at the daily struggles of the locals, Varda's discursive, gorgeously filmed debut was radical enough to later be considered one of the progenitors of the coming French new wave.
Special features: Agnés Varda interview (recorded 2007); excerpts from an episode of Cinéastes de notre temps: "La nouvelle vague par elle-même" (directed by Robert Valey, May 19, 1964).
4 by Agnes Varda.
CC1731D Criterion Collection
CC1730D Criterion Collection (set)