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A Woman's Life (Blu-ray) A Woman's Life (Blu-ray)

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Directed by Stéphane Brizé

Directed by Stéphane Brizé

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A powerful adaptation of Guy de Maupassant s first novel Une Vie, A Woman s Life is a timeless story of love, betrayal and anguish set in the repressive patriarchal world of early 19th century Normandy.

Jeanne (Judith Chemla) is a young woman full of childish dreams and innocence when she returns home after finishing her schooling in a convent. Yet little by little her illusions are stripped away when she marries a local Viscount, Julien de Lamare (Swann Arlaud), who reveals himself to be a miserly and adulterous partner.

This poignant period drama from French director Stéphane Brizé (The Measure of a Man) has impressed audiences and critics alike with its tragic tone and striking performances. The film competed at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, where it won the Fipresci Prize for Best Film in competition, and now comes to UK audiences in a Blu-ray special edition that includes a selection of fascinating extra features.

A powerful adaptation of Guy de Maupassant s first novel Une Vie, A Woman s Life is a timeless story of love, betrayal and anguish set in the repressive patriarchal world of early 19th century Normandy.

Jeanne (Judith Chemla) is a young woman full of childish dreams and innocence when she returns home after finishing her schooling in a convent. Yet little by little her illusions are stripped away when she marries a local Viscount, Julien de Lamare (Swann Arlaud), who reveals himself to be a miserly and adulterous partner.

This poignant period drama from French director Stéphane Brizé (The Measure of a Man) has impressed audiences and critics alike with its tragic tone and striking performances. The film competed at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, where it won the Fipresci Prize for Best Film in competition, and now comes to UK audiences in a Blu-ray special edition that includes a selection of fascinating extra features.

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  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • From the Novel to the Film, by Stéphane Brizé, a featurette in which the director talks about adapting Maupassant's work
  • Making A Woman s Life, interviews with cinematographer Antoine Litslé, and sound engineer Pascal Jammes
  • Stills gallery
  • Original trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original French poster art and newly commissioned UK artwork
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by the BFI's Margaret Deriaz
  • Additional Info

    Additional Info

    SKU 5027035018539
    Catalogue Number FCD1684
    Product contents 1 disc
    Year 2016
    Director Stéphane Brizé
    Format Blu-Ray
    Publisher(s) Arrow Academy
    Countries France
    Aspect ratio 1.33:1
    Colour Colour
    Sound Original 5.1 DTS-HD
    Subtitles English
    Language(s) French
    Running time 119 min
    Blu-ray region B
    Certificate 12

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