Une Partie de Campagne (Directors Suite) (1936)

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A film by Jean Renoir

Jean Renoir's heralded masterpiece Une Partie de Campagne almost never saw the light of day. Now, Renoir's adaptation of Guy Maupassant's short story is recognised as one of the filmmaker's finest creations.

On an idyllic day in the country, a family, consisting of a father, mother, their daughter Henriette and her fiance Anatole gather for a restful picnic. Against all her best judgement, Henriette finds herself succumbing to an all-too-brief romantic encounter which leaves her subtly yet undeniably changed.

In Une Partie de Campagne, Renoir creates a lyrical and bittersweet hymn to the beauty and majesty of nature.

DVD Special Features

Un Tournage à la Campagne - a feature length documentary on the making of the film

La Direction d'acteur par Jean Renoir - a revealing demonstration of Renoir’s working method

Audio Commentary by Anna Dzenis, Lecturer in Cinema Studies, La Trobe University and Rick Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies, La Trobe University

Insert booklet by Ian Johnston, film writer whose work has appeared in THE FILM JOURNAL and BRIGHT LIGHTS FILM JOURNAL

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Sylvia Bataille
Georges D'Arnoux
Jane Marken
André Gabriello
Jacques B. Brunius
Paul Temps
Gabrielle Fontan
Jean Renoir
Marguerite Renoir
Directed by
Jean Renoir
Joseph Kosma
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
Drama 1936 38:45 (Case: 40) 576i (PAL) 4
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French Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (224Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (224Kb/s)
English, English Alternate Subtitles
Audio Commentary-by Anna Dzenis and Rick Thompson, lecturers at La Trobe Uni, Featurette-Making Of-Un Tournage a la Campagne - a documentary, Featurette-La Direction d'acteur par Jean Renoir , Booklet-an essay on the film by Ian Johnston, film writer, Trailer-Directors Suite trailers
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