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
    Includes
    • 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
    Includes
    • 1 v.
Also known as
  • Four by Agnès Varda
Credits
  • 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.
Performers
  • 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.
Subjects
Genre
  • Motion pictures, French.
  • Foreign films France.
  • Drama.
  • Feature films.
  • Short films.
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
Series
Summary
  • 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.
Contents
  • [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
ISBN
  • 1934121851
  • 9781934121856
  • 193412186X
  • 9781934121863
  • 1934121878
  • 9781934121870
  • 1934121886
  • 9781934121887
  • 1934121894
  • 9781934121894
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 715515025928
  • UPC: 00715515025928
  • OCLC: 191746387
  • OCLC: 191746387