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A nos amours

A nos amours

Maurice Pialat ,

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A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family’s dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Maurice Pialat’s serene, perilous masterwork provides the movie romance a definitive check and eminently deceptive balance — the X scratched on top of the O.

In one of the astonishing film debuts, Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She’s 16, and men exist — diverse lovers, an overbearing brother, and the father portrayed by Pialat himself in an unforgettable turn that displays the full magnitude of the cinema giant’s tenderness, force-of-will, and presence of being. 

Woven through with indelible images and heart-stopping moments (and culminating in the infamous “dinner party scene”), A nos amours. [To Our Romance. / Here’s to Love.] is a pure creation, a film that will live so long as there’s still either movies or love.The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Pialat’s landmark film for the first time on DVD in the UK

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  • Gorgeous new anamorphic transfer of the film in its original aspect ratio
  • New and improved English subtitle translations
  • 16-minute 2003 interview with star Sandrine Bonnaire, conducted by former Cahiers du cinéma editor-in-chief, and current director of the Cinémathèque Française, Serge Toubiana
  • ’Œil humain [The Human Eye], a 55-minute film by director Xavier Giannoli that analyses A nos amours. and features former Cahiers du cinéma editorial director Jean-Michel Frodon, actors Jacques Fieschi and Sandrine Bonnaire, and other members of the cast
  • 14-minute excerpt from a 1983 TV interview with Maurice Pialat from the set of A nos amours., and featuring rushes of scenes that don’t appear in the finished film
  • 31 minutes of video screen-tests from 1982 for actors that variously appear and do not appear in the finished film
  • Original theatrical trailer for A nos amours., along with trailers for the six other Maurice Pialat films released by The Masters of Cinema Series
  • 48-page booklet containing a new essay about the film by writer and filmmaker Dan Sallitt, a two-page image-essay by Craig Keller, and a transcript of the sit-down conversation that took place between Maurice Pialat and Jean-Luc Godard in 1984, appearing


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