Video/Film , DVD in French

4 by Agnès Varda

Janus Films ; Ciné-Tamaris, Rome Paris Films, Parc Film, Channel Four Films, Ministère de la Culture de la Republique Française ; scénario et réalisation, Agnès Varda ; producers, Georges de Beauregard ; Mag Bodard.
  • [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2007]
  • Director-approved special ed.
  • 4 videodiscs (approximately 354 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + Accompanied by: 1 booklet (1 volume : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm).
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital, mono.; 1.33:1 aspect ration (v.1); 1.66:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs (v.2-v.4).
  • Eisenhower M Level Service Desk - AV
    PN1997 .A1V37 2007 c. 1
    Multiple Items
    • Accompanying guide has the call number: DVD 3296 guide
    • disc 1-4
  • Eisenhower M Level Service Desk - AV
    PN1997 .A1V37 2007 guide c. 1
    Multiple Items
    • Accompanies DVD that has the call number: DVD 3296
    • 1 v.
Also known as
  • Four by Agnès Varda
  • Cinematography, Claude Beausoleil, Jean-Louis Malige, Yves Agostini, Patrick Blossier, Paul Bonis, Alain Levent, Jean Rabier ; music, Pierre Barbaud, Michel Legrand, Wolfgang A. Mozart, Joanna Bruzdowicz ; editors, Alain Resnais, Anne Sarraute, Janine Verneau, Pascale Laverrière, Danielle Grimberg, Maria Lourdes Osorio, Agnès Varda, Patricia Mazuy.
  • Cast: V. 1: Silvia Monfort, Philippe Noiret; v. 2: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray, Dorothée Blank, Michel Legrand; v. 3: Jean-Claude Drouot, Claire Drouot, Marie-France Boyer, Sandrine Drouot, Olivier Drouot, Paul Vecchiali; v. 4: Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss, Laurence Cortadellas, Patrick Lepcynski, Yolande Moreau, Marthe Jarnias, Yahiaoui Assouna.
  • Motion pictures, French.
  • Foreign films France.
  • Drama.
  • Feature films.
  • Short films.
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
  • La Pointe Courte. A film about a fishing town and a couple who are evaluating their changing relationship. Varda juxtaposes the two tales to create a unique perspective on life.
  • Cléo from 5 to 7. A girl waiting for the result of a medical examination wanders around Paris thinking she has cancer; the film focuses on her ever-changing moods, and her search for answers.
  • Le bonheur. Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.
  • Sans toit ni loi. Mona, an aimless drifter in the French countryside, deeply touches the lives of the people she meets and confronts them with her own ideas of freedom.
  • [V. 1.] La Pointe Courte (1956) (80 min.)
  • [v. 2.] Cléo de 5 à 7 = Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) (89 min.)
  • [v. 3.] Le bonheur = Happiness (1965) (80 min.)
  • [v. 4.] Sans toi ni loi = Vagabond (1985) (105 min).
Other information
  • Set title from container.
  • Originally produced as motion pictures in 1954, 1961, 1964 and 1985.
  • Booklet contains new essays by Chris Darke, Adrian Martin, Amy Taubin, and Ginette Vincendeau; plus, a foreword on each film by Varda herself ([58] p. : port. ; 19 cm.) inserted in container.
  • Disc 1: feature film La Pointe Courte (1954) (80 min., b&w); new video interview with director Agnès Varda; excerpts from a 1964 episode of the French television series Cinéastes de notre temps, in which Varda discusses her earlier career.
  • Disc 2: feature film Cléo de 5 à 7 = Cléo from 5 to 7 (1961) (89 min., col. and b&w); Remembrances (2005), a documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with Varda and actors Corinne Marchand and Antoine Bourseiller; gallery of paintings by Hans Baldung Grien, whose work inspired the character of Cléo; excerpt from a 1993 French television program featuring Madonna and Varda talking about the film; Cléo's real path through Paris (2005), a short film retracing, on a motorcycle, Cléo's steps through Paris; Les fiancés du Pont Macdonald (1961), a short film directed by Varda, featuring some of her new-wave colleagues, with Varda explaining why the film was included in Cléo from 5 to 7; L'opéra Mouffe (1958), an early short by Varda, with a score by Georges Delerue; theatrical trailer.
  • Disc 3: feature film Le bonheur = Happiness (1964) (80 min., col.); The two women of 'Le bonheur' (2006), a short piece featuring actors Claire Drouot and Marie-France Boyer; Thoughts on 'Le bonheur' (2006), a discussion between four intellectuals about the concept of happiness and its relation to the film; two short pieces by Varda investigating people's ideas of happiness; Jean-Claude Drouot returns, a featurette in which the actor revisits the film's setting forty years later; segment from the 1964 television program Démons et merveilles du cinéma, featuring footage of Varda shooting Le bonheur; interview with Varda from 1998 about Le bonheur; Du côté de la côte (1958), a short film by Varda exploring the tourist destination of the Côte d'Azur; theatrical trailer.
  • Disc 4: feature film Sans toit ni loi = Vagabond (1985) (105 min., col.); Remembrances (2003), a documentary on the making of the film, including interviews with Sandrine Bonnaire and other cast members; The story of an old lady (2003), a short piece in which Varda visits actress Marthe Jarnais, who plays the old aunt in the film; Music and dolly shots (2003), a conversation between Varda and composer Joanna Bruzdowicz; a 1986 radio interview with Varda and writer Nathalie Sarraute, who inspired the film; theatrical trailer.
  • Language: French with optional English subtitles.
  • OCLC
Publisher's number
  • CC1730D Criterion Collection
  • CC1731D--CC1734D Criterion Collection
  • 1934121851
  • 9781934121856
  • 193412186X
  • 9781934121863
  • 1934121878
  • 9781934121870
  • 1934121886
  • 9781934121887
  • 1934121894
  • 9781934121894
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 715515025928
  • UPC: 00715515025928
  • OCLC: 191746387
  • OCLC: 191746387