FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 8, 2010
FROM AGNES VARDA, DIRECTOR OF
New York, NY - The Cinema Guild is pleased to announce the DVD release of Agnes Varda's "Cinevardaphoto."
"THE BEACHES OF AGNES" and "THE GLEANERS & I"
ON DVD AUGUST 31, 2010
- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"If teddy bears, Fidel Castro and dead goats are doing a cha-cha in your dreams,
you may have recently emerged from Cinevardaphoto, Agnes Varda's endlessly fascinating triptych of film essays."
- Jan Stuart, New York Newsday
"Cinevardaphoto" will be available to own August 31, 2010 for $29.95. Prebook is July 27, 2010.
The DVD will include six additional shorts directed by Varda, available for the first time in the US, as well as a bonus documentary exploring the director's career-long occupation with short films.
From Agnes Varda, director of "The Beaches of Agnes" and "The Gleaners and I," comes the wonderful "Cinevardaphoto," a triptych of short films exploring the power and vitality of the photograph. In "Ydessa, The Bears and Etc.", Varda discovers a haunting exhibit of found photos, each incorporating a teddy bear. With "Ulysses," she deconstructs a picture from her early career as a photographer. While the exuberant "Salut les Cubains" uses still photos to capture the spirit of the Cuban revolution's early days.
"Cinèvardaphoto" is presented in all of its original aspect ratios, with a French soundtrack as well as English subtitles. Bonus Features Include Six Short Films by Agnes Varda:
- "T'as de beaux escaliers, tu sais" (1986, 3 minutes)
- "7 P., cuis., s. de b." (1984, 27 minutes)
- "Les dites Cariatides" (1984, 12 minutes)
- "Plaisir d'amour en Iran" (1976, 6 minutes)
- "Reponse de Femmes" (1975, 8 minutes)
- "Elsa la Rose" (1965, 20 minutes)
"From the Rooster to the Donkey (Hands and Objects)" (20 minutes), a survey of Agnes Varda's work in short films
Booklet featuring production notes on each of the short films
Order Due Date: July 27, 2010
Street Date: August 31, 2010
Catalog Number: CG 000116
UPC: 881164000279 | ISBN: 0-7815-1342-1
Total Run Time: 92 minutes
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.85:1 (16:9)