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Pointilly; Flammes Pointilly; Flammes

Pointilly; Flammes Pointilly; Flammes
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Two masterworks, based on De Sade, with support from Duras, and featuring Francoise Lebrun, Dionys Mascolo and Caroline Loeb. Chaotic, underground, fleeing the standards of commercial cinema, the centerpiece of Arrietta's lifework is a film of a more classical nature than his others, Flammes, and it is also his masterpiece. Flammes occupies a place in his work comparable to Chelsea Girls for Andy Warhol: they would have been crown jewels in the history of classical cinema if only the names of their creators were not so radically associated with the fringe movements. - Isabelle Regnier, Le Monde Flammes belongs to the world of dreamlike stories descended from the legacy of Jean Cocteau ('Since these mysteries are beyond our control, let's pretend we organised them'), powered by fetishism, candor, the avant-garde and teh marvellous. Time seems suspended, fantasies remainfull of life, and the magic of cinema permits the most daring of actions. - Romain LeVern, TF1 Adolpho Arrietta, this Spanish Cocteau living in exile in the 70s Parisian underground, this film poet of transvestites from the world of Marguerite Duras, knew all too well that 'living out our fantasy' means nothing, especially in the cinema, supposedly the art form of fantasy itself. Being trapped in a house with many doors that a stream of visiting characters spend their time opening, closing and knocking on, whether they are answered or not, allows this film to better evoke the possibility of an outside world. - Luc Chessell, Les Inrockuptibles This DVD contains: POINTILLY, 1972, 39 min FLAMMES, 1978, 82 min All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unless authorized by the rights holder, no duplication, hiring, lending or public screenings are allowed. For institutional purchase please contact Re:Voir directly. Two masterworks, based on De Sade, with support from Duras, and featuring Francoise Lebrun, Dionys Mascolo and Caroline Loeb. Chaotic, underground, fleeing the standards of commercial cinema, the centerpiece of Arrietta's lifework is a film of a more classical nature than his others, Flammes, and it is also his masterpiece. Flammes occupies a place in his work comparable to Chelsea Girls for Andy Warhol: they would have been crown jewels in the history of classical cinema if only the names of their creators were not so radically associated with the fringe movements. - Isabelle Regnier, Le Monde Flammes belongs to the world of dreamlike stories descended from the legacy of Jean Cocteau ('Since these mysteries are beyond our control, let's pretend we organised them'), powered by fetishism, candor, the avant-garde and teh marvellous. Time seems suspended, fantasies remainfull of life, and the magic of cinema permits the most daring of actions. - Romain LeVern, TF1 Adolpho Arrietta, this Spanish Cocteau living in exile in the 70s Parisian underground, this film poet of transvestites from the world of Marguerite Duras, knew all too well that 'living out our fantasy' means nothing, especially in the cinema, supposedly the art form of fantasy itself. Being trapped in a house with many doors that a stream of visiting characters spend their time opening, closing and knocking on, whether they are answered or not, allows this film to better evoke the possibility of an outside world. - Luc Chessell, Les Inrockuptibles This DVD contains: POINTILLY, 1972, 39 min FLAMMES, 1978, 82 min All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unless authorized by the rights holder, no duplication, hiring, lending or public screenings are allowed. For institutional purchase please contact Re:Voir directly.

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24 page bilingual English-French booklet with texts by Scott Hammen and Benjamin Esdraffo.

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SKU 3493551101024
Year 1972-78 (DVD 2013)
Director Arrietta, Adolpho
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Re-voir
Countries France
Colour Colour + B&W
Subtitles English, Spanish
Language(s) French
Running time 121 min
DVD region 0, PAL
Certificate N/a

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