THE THINGS OF LIFE (LES CHOSES DE LA VIE) BY CLAUDE SAUTET - 1969
THE THINGS OF LIFE by Claude Sautet, with Michel Piccoli and Romy Schneider - 1969 Louis-Delluc Prize
Michel is fatally wounded in a dreadful car accident. He watches his life race by, remembers the people he had loved, and realises that the countless details matter because they add up to the joy of life.
Claude Sautet directed this drama, co-authored the screenplay with Jean-Loup Dabadie...
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THE SEVENTH SEAL
The Black Death is ravaging Europe when disillusioned knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow) returns from the Crusades, encounters Death (Bengt Ekerot) and asks him for one last chance, challenging him to a game of chess for the sole purpose of pre-empting his demise.
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JACQUES TATI’S COMPLETE WORKS, FULLY RESTORED AND IN HIGH-DEFINITION, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER STARTING 18 FEBRUARY
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THE HUMAN BEAST (LA BETE HUMAINE)
To adapt Emile Zola’s LA BÊTE HUMAINE, Jean Renoir sought out Jean Gabin, who he had worked with on GRAND ILLUSION (in all, they worked on four films together). The turbulent drama deals with madness, murder and passion at the pace of the Lison, a locomotive treated as a character in its own right and which symbolises a changing world. Seventy-five years after its release, STUDIOCANAL decided...