Christmas Tale, A: The Criterion Collection

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

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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.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Sep 28 2009
  • Production Year 2008
  • Empire SKU 1497206
  • UPC Code 715515049016
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


L’aimée, 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
Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Philip Lopate


  • Audio
    French Dolby Digital Surround
    French DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.35:1 Color

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