The FIVE FILMS BY PATRICIO GUZMÃN box set offers an extraordinary opportunity to experience the work of one of the world s leading documentarians, the only director with two films in the top 20 of Sight & Sound s list of Greatest Documentaries of All Time. First-ever comprehensive survey of GuzmÃ¡n s work This collection represents a 35 year span of GuzmÃ¡n s films Includes feature-length film about GuzmÃ¡n, not available anywhere else! Includes GuzmÃ¡n s most well-known and highly praised works THE BATTLE OF CHILE: PART ONE (1975), PART TWO (1976) and PART THREE (1978), the epic and universally acclaimed chronicle of Chile's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it in 1973. CHILE, OBSTINATE MEMORY (1997), the poignant portrait of a nation battling with historical reminiscences. THE PINOCHET CASE (2001), the haunting story of the landmark legal case against General Augusto Pinochet before and after his arrest in London in 1998 SALVADOR ALLENDE (2004), the poetic and definitive portrait of the Chilean leader; and NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT (2011), the gorgeous, personal meditation on astronomy, archaeology, and politics.
Product Information Specifications for Five Films by Patricio Guzman Below:
1921, The beginning of the Golden Twenties. Not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumontâ€™s castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gathers around a great cause at the ownerâ€™s place. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life is devoted to her passion: music. Marguerite sings. She sings wholeheartedly, but she sings terribly out of tune. In ways quite similar to the Castafiore, Marguerite has been living her passion in her own bubble, and the hypocrite audience, always coming in for a good laugh, acts as if she was the diva she believes she is. When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance, Marguerite starts to believe even further in her talent. This gives her the courage she needs to follow her dream. Despite her husbandâ€™s reluctance, and with the help of a has-been divo, both funny and mean, she decides to train for her first recital in front of a crowd of complete strangers
One of the 1960s great international art-house sensations, Woman in the Dunes was for many the grand unveiling of the surreal, idiosyncratic world of Hiroshi Teshigahara (The Face of Another). Eiji Okada (Hiroshima mon amour) plays an amateur entomologist who has left Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle found in a vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night with a young widow (Kyoko Kishida) in her hut at the bottom of a sand dune. What results is one of cinema s most unnerving and palpably erotic battles of the sexes, as well as a nightmarish depiction of the Sisyphean struggle of everyday life an achievement that garnered Teshigahara an Academy Award nomination for best director.BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES- New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack- Video essay on the film from 2007 by film scholar James Quandt- Four short films from director Hiroshi Teshigahara s early career: Hokusai (1953), Ikebana (1956), Tokyo 1958 (1958), and Ako (1965)- Teshigahara and Abe, a 2007 documentary examining the collaboration between Teshigahara and novelist Kobo Abe, featuring interviews with film scholars Donald Richie and Tadao Sato, film programmer Richard PeÃ±a, set designer Arata Isozaki, producer Noriko Nomura, and screenwriter John Nathan- Trailer- PLUS: An essay by film scholar Audie Bock and a 1980 interview with Teshigahara
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Brazilian artist AlÃª Abreu's Academy Award-nominated masterpiece is a riotous explosion of music and color that critics proclaim is "one of the most beautiful animated features ever made." (David Noh, Film Journal International) Cuca's cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city. Determined to reunite his family, Cuca embarks on a journey that unfolds like a tapestry â€“ the film's stunning visuals becoming more complex as his small world expands. The story of a changing world through the eyes of a curious child, Boy and the World depicts a clash between village and city, nature and industry, the rich and the poor â€“ and despite the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a songâ€¦