Artificial Eye June releases

Two new releases from Artificial Eye in June. Jacques Rivette’s ‘Va Savoir’ and Marziyeh Meshkini’s ‘The Day I Became A Woman’. Details below:

June sees the return of the legendary 60’s French New Wave director, Jacques Rivette (La Belle Noiseuse, Celine and Julie go boating). His latest film, Va Savoir is a romantic comedy starring Jeanne Balibar (Comedie de l’Innocence). Camille, who has just returned to Paris after three years to appear in a stage production of Pirandello’s ’As You Desire Me’ with her latest boyfriend, Ugo, meets a former lover Pierre and discovers that an attraction still exists. Played against the classic Nouvelle Vague backdrops of Parisian boulevards and the banks of the Seine, real-life events start to mirror the action of the stage production.

Va Savoir, Jacques Rivette, 2001.
French with English subtitles, 148 mins, 1:85:1 anamorphic, Dolby Digital 2.0, PG cert.
Extras: Interview with Jeanne Balibar. Commentary by co-writers Pascal Bonitzer and Christine Laurent. Trailer. Filmographies.

Mariyeh Meshkini’s The Day I Became A Woman is the latest film from the Makhmalbaf Film House, Iran’s leading production company. Written by the director’s husband, Moshen Makhmalbaf (Kandahar), The Day I Became A Woman tells the stories of three women, a nine-year old girl, Hava, a young married woman, Ahoo and an old woman, Hoora who live on the Persian Gulf island of Kish. Each story is told separately, but combine to portray what it means to be a woman in a male-dominated Eastern society. Sombre and eloquent, yet gently humorous, the film was the winner of 8 international film awards.

The Day I Became A Woman, Mariyeh Meshkini, 2000.
Farsi with English subtitles, 74 mins, 1:66:1 anamorphic, Dolby Digital 2.0, U cert.
Extras: Production Notes. Filmographies.

Both DVDs are released on 24th June, priced £19.99.

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