Posted Thu Feb 25, 2016 at 06:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The boxed set of four films is planned for Blu-ray.
In an early announcement to retailers, Cohen Media Group will be releasing 'The Films of Maurice Pialat: Volume 1' on Blu-ray on May 17.
Mouth Agape (1974) - When cancer strikes the mother of the family in this French film, everyone in the family expresses a previously invisible caring and tolerance of the others. The father has always been a bit of a drunk, and is forever chasing younger women. Despite that, he and his wife care for each other, and he tends attentively to her in her last days while remaining unchanged in character. The son and daughter-in-law, whose marriage is somewhat sterile, have similarly penetrating interactions with the dying mother. Cast: Nathalie Baye, Philippe Leotard. NEW 2K RESTORATION.
Graduate First (1978) - In a town in northern France, teenagers sitting for the baccalaureate await the fateful date with anxiety tempered with indifference. The past year has been the scene of their conflicts with adults and teachers alike who consider the exam as the highway to employment. The disillusioned teenagers see it more as the dead-end street to unemployment. Cast: Sabine Haudepin, Philippe Marlaud, Annick Alane, and Michel Caron. NEW 2K RESTORATION.
Loulou (1980) - One evening Nelly meets Loulou, a down-and-out young man. After her husband kicks her out, she goes off to live with Loulou. She is soon with child, but Loulou doesn't change his wayward life, spending time with his pals and pulling off small-time robberies. Deeply hurt by his attitude, Nelly decides not to keep the baby. Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Guy Marchand, Humbert Baln, Bernard Tronczyk, Christian Boucher, and Frédérique Cerbonnet. NEW 2K RESTORATION.
Love Exists (2007) - A certainty runs through Maurice Pialat's cinema: whatever is lived, spoken, invented or destroyed in real life will probably find its echo in a film one day. Beginning with these fictional reverberations, we sketched the self-portrait of a director who never forgot what it was to be a child, and was as uncompromising as one when it came to defining what love meant to him.
Specs and supplements haven't been revealed yet, but the suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $49.98.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Films of Maurice Pialat: Volume 1' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under May 17.
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