Christmas Tale, A: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (2008) / Region 1
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Christmas Tale, A: The Criterion Collection

In Arnaud Desplechin's beguiling A Christmas Tale (Un Conte de Noel), Catherine Deneuve brings her legendary poise to the role of Junon, matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas after she learns she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative. That simple family reunion setup, however, can't begin to describe the unpredictable, emotionally volatile experience of this film, an inventive, magical drama that's equal parts merriment and melancholy. Unrequited childhood loves and blinding grudges, brutal outbursts and sudden slapstick, music, movies, and poetry, A Christmas Tale ties it all together in a marvelously messy package.

Details

  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Aug 24 2009
  • Production Year 2008
  • Empire SKU 1490819
  • UPC Code 715515048910
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

- L'aimee, Desplechin’s 2007 documentary about the selling of his family home
- New documentary featuring interviews with Desplechin and actors Mathieu Amalric and Catherine Deneuve
- Original theatrical trailers
- New and improved English subtitle translation
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Philip Lopate

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    French Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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