BELLE DE JOUR BY LUIS BUÑUEL - 4K RESTORED VERSION (1967)

03/05/2018

In 1967, in her first collaboration with Luis Buñuel, Catherine Deneuve played a troubled and afflicted young woman, living halfway between fantasy and reality, in BELLE DE JOUR. A public success upon its release, the film won the prestigious Golden Lion award at the Venice film festival in 1967.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Luis Buñuel’s masterpiece, STUDIOCANAL, working with...

THE GRADUATE BY MIKE NICHOLS - 4K RESTORED VERSION (1968)

02/22/2018

A true masterpiece enhanced by the classic soundtrack by Simon & Garfunkel, THE GRADUATE was a film that encapsulated an entire generation and propelled Dustin Hoffman to fame, winning Mike Nichols the Oscar for Best Director in 1968. Earning $105 million at the US box office, it ranks in 22nd place among the most successful American movies.

Celebrating the film’s 50th birthday in 2017...

KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS BY ROBERT HAMER (1949)

01/06/2015

KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS is a jewel of British black comedy, famous for Alec Guinness's astonishing performance as no fewer than eight different characters.
As a very distant relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne-Chalfont, Louis Mazzini uses a wide variety of inventive methods to successively do away with all those who stand ahead of him in the line of succession, ultimately murdering the Duke...

THE THINGS OF LIFE (LES CHOSES DE LA VIE) BY CLAUDE SAUTET - 1969

10/13/2014

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 and Paul Guimard based on the latter’s novel, and it met public and critical acclaim. This sensitive and restless film bears his work’s hallmarks: it captures France’s bourgeoisie and its uneasiness at the thought that it may be missing out on life and love. And it features two of his favourite actors: Romy Schneider and Michel Piccoli (he directed both in 5 feature films).

Seven films re-mastered by STUDIOCANAL, including THE THINGS OF LIFE, will be screened during a Claude Sautet retrospective at the Festival Lumière, from 13 to 19 October 2014 in Lyon, France.

THE THINGS OF LIFE will be released in France on 2 December, in a Claude Sautet box set also including CESAR AND ROSALIE; VINCENT, FRANÇOIS, PAUL AND THE OTHERS; A FEW DAYS WITH ME and NELLY & MONSIEUR ARNAUD.

DAY BREAK (LE JOUR SE LEVE) MAKES THE 2014 CANNES CLASSICS SELECTION

05/06/2014

Marcel Carné had pledged to work with his PORT OF SHADOWS acolytes Jacques Prévert and Jean Gabin once again. Jacques Viot, who lived next-door to Marcel Carné, brought him the screenplay he was missing about a blue-collar worker who commits a love crime and shuts himself away in his room. The director devoured the script, captivated by the eminently modern flashback structure (which...

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