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A Christmas Tale/Un Conte de Nol, (2009) France Director Arnaud Desplechin Screenplay Arnaud Desplechin Adaptation by Arnaud Desplechin and Emmanuel Bourdieu Producer Pascal Caucheteux Cinematographer Eric Gaultier Editor Laurence Briaud Music Grgoire Hetzel With Catherine Deneuve (Junon), Jean-Paul Rousillion (Abel), Mathieu Almaric (Henri), Anne Cosigny (Elizabeth), Melvil Poupaud (Ivan), Emmanuelle Devos (Faunia) and Chiara Mastroianni (Sylvia). Runtime 152 minutes DVD USA, 2009 Produced and Distributed by The Criterion Collection (Region 1) Aspect Ratio 2.35:1 Sound Mix Surround Sound Colour Language French with English subtitles Extras New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Arnaud Desplechin. L'Aimee, Desplechin's 2007 documentary about the sale of his family home. Arnaud's Tale, a new 35-minute documentary featuring interviews with Desplechin and actors Mathieu Almaric and Catherine Deneuve. Original theatrical trailers. A booklet featuring an essay by critic Philope Lopate.

The Exterminating Angel/El ngel exterminador, (1962) Mexico Director Luis Buuel Screenplay Luis Buuel Original story by Luis Alcoriza and Luis Buuel Producer Gustavo Alatriste Cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa With Silvia Pinal (Leticia La Valkiria), Enrique Rambal (Edmundo Nobile), Lucy Gallardo (Luca de Nobile), Claudio Brook (Julio, the steward), Augusto Benedico (Carlos Conde, the doctor), Jos Baviera (Leandro Gomez) Runtime 93 minutes DVD USA, 2008 Produced and Distributed by The Criterion Collection (region 1) Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 Sound Mix Dolby Digital 1.0 mono Extras New, restored high-definition transfer. Theatrical trailer. New and improved English subtitle translation. The Last Script: Remembering Luis Buuel (2008), a 90-minute documentary featuring screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrire and Buuel's son, director Juan Luis Buuel. Interviews with actress Silvia Pinal and filmmaker Arturo Ripstein. A 36-page booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Marsha Kinder and an interview with Buuel from the 1970s.

Soul Power, (2008) USA Director Jeffrey Levy-Hinte Producers Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Leon Gast, David Sonenberg Cinematographers Paul Goldsmith, Kevin Keating, Albert Maysles, Roderick Young Editor David A. Smith Sound Design John Moros With The Spinners, OK Jazz feat, Franco, Bill Withers, Miriam Makeba, Pembe Dance Troupe, The Crusaders, Fania All-Stars, Big Black, Afrisa feat, Tabu Ley Rochereaux, James Brown and The Mighty J.B.'s, Muhammad Ali, Don King, Yomo Toro, Celia Cruz, Trio Madjesi, George Plimpton, Sister Sledge and The Crusaders. Runtime 93 minutes DVD USA 2009 Produced and Distributed by Eureka Entertainment as part of the Masters of Cinema series Aspect Ratio 1.85:1 Sound Mix Dolby Digital Extras Extra scenes. Extra performances by James Brown, Sister Sledge, Abeti, Pointer Sisters and Pembe Dance Troupe. Interview with director. UK theatrical trailer.

Document Type: Review Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/fiin.8.6.79

Affiliations: 1: London. 2: University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK.

Publication date: December 1, 2010

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