Arrow Films Eric Rohmer collection continues in the New Year
Following the release of Love in the Afternoon and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Arrow Films have announced the next titles in their Eric Rohmer DVD collection. The UK DVD release of The Green Ray (Le Rayon Vert) will arrive on 26th January 2004 with A Good Marriage (Le Beau Mariage) following on 9th February 2004, each with a retail price of £15.99.
Features on the former includes a Trailer and Eric Rohmer radio interview, while the latter boasts an hour long interview with Rohmer.
From the PR:
The Green Ray is the fifth film in Rohmer’s series of Comedies and proverbs. Delphine’s (Marie Rivière) traveling companion cancels two weeks before her holiday and like the rest of the population of Paris cannot bear to spend the summer in the city. She doesn’t want to travel by herself, but has no boyfriend and seems unable to meet new people. A friend takes her to Cherbourg; after a few days there, the weepy and self-pitying Delphine goes back to Paris. After unsuccessful trips to the Alps and to Biarritz, as she waits at the station, a young man catches her eye. Rohmer constructs a fascinating picture of isolation and loneliness, that’s eminently ponderous, but thoroughly engrossing in this film, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1986.
In the César nominated A Good Marriage, headstrong Sabine (Béatrice Romand, Claire’s Knee), who is working on her thesis in Art History, has tired of affairs with married men, such as Simon (Féodor Atkine). Playing cupid, her best friend Clarisse (Arielle Dombasle) introduces her lawyer cousin Edmond (André Dusollier) to Sabine. Encouraged by Clarisse, Sabine impetuously decides that she will marry Edmond and tells her mother (Thamila Megrah) and sister Lise (Sophie Renoir). When confronted by Sabine, Edmond is forced to explain why he is not ready for matrimony!