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4 by Agnès Varda (The Criterion Collection) [4 DVD9s]

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4 by Agnès Varda (The Criterion Collection) [4 DVD9s]

4 by Agnès Varda (The Criterion Collection) [4 DVD9s]
Art-House | OAR | Black & White/Colour | French Dolby Digital | English Subtitles
4 Full Original DVD Images (.ISO) + 600dpi Scans = 28.67GBs | 400MB RARs | NL/FSe/FSo


4 by Agnès Varda (The Criterion Collection) [4 DVD9s]




Agnès Varda used the skills she honed early in her career as a photographer to create some of the most nuanced, thought-provoking films of the past fifty years. She is widely believed to have presaged the French new wave with her first film, La Pointe Courte, long before creating one of the movement’s benchmarks, Cléo from 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7). Later, with Le bonheur and Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi), Varda further shook up art-house audiences, challenging bourgeois codes with her inscrutable characters and offering effortlessly beautiful compositions and editing. Now working largely as a documentarian, Varda remains one of the essential cinematic poets of our time and a true visionary.

4 by Agnès Varda (The Criterion Collection) [4 DVD9s]


La Pointe Courte (1954, 80 mins)




The great Agnès Varda’s film career began with this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village. Both a stylized depiction of the complicated relationship between a married couple (played by Silvia Monfort and Philippe Noiret) and a documentary-like look at the daily struggles of the locals, Varda’s discursive, gorgeously filmed debut was radical enough to later be considered one of the progenitors of the coming French New Wave

Disc Features:
* New, restored high-definition digital transfer
* New video interview with director Agnès Varda
* Excerpts from a 1964 episode of the French television series Cinéastes de notre temps, in which Varda discusses her early career
* New and improved English subtitle translation

4 by Agnès Varda (The Criterion Collection) [4 DVD9s]


Cléo from 5 to 7 (1961, 89 mins)




Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

Disc Features:
* New, restored digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Agnès Varda
* Remembrances (2005), a documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with Varda and actors Corinne Marchand and Antoine Bourseiller
* Gallery of paintings by Hans Baldung Grien, whose work inspired the character of Cléo
* Excerpt from a 1993 French television program featuring Madonna and Varda talking about the film
* Cléo’s Real Path Through Paris (2005), a short film retracing, on a motorcycle, Cléo’s steps through Paris
* Les fiancés du pont Macdonald (1961), a short film directed by Varda, featuring some of her new wave colleagues, with Varda explaining why the film was featured in Cléo
* L’opéra Mouffe (1958), an early short by Varda, with a score by Georges Delerue
* Theatrical trailer
* New and improved English subtitle translation
* PLUS: A new essay by Adrian Martin and a written introduction by Agnès Varda


4 by Agnès Varda (The Criterion Collection) [4 DVD9s]


Le bonheur (1964, 80 mins)




Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse (Claire Drouot), young husband and father François (Jean-Claude Drouot) finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker. One of Agnès Varda’s most provocative films, Le bonheur examines, with a deceptively cheery palette and the spirited strains of Mozart, the ideas of fidelity and happiness in a modern, self-centered world.

Disc Features:
* New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Agnès Varda
* The Two Women of “Le bonheur” (2006), a short piece featuring actors Claire Drouot and Marie-France Boyer
* Thoughts on “Le bonheur” (2006), a discussion between four scholars and intellectuals discussing the concept of happiness and its relation to the film
* Two short pieces by Varda investigating people’s idea of happiness
* Jean-Claude Drouot Returns (2006), a featurette in which the actor revisits the film’s setting forty years later
* Segment from the 1964 television program Démons et merveilles du cinéma, featuring footage of Varda shooting Le bonheur
* Interview with Varda from 1998 about Le bonheur
* Du Côté de la côte (1958), a short film by Varda exploring the tourist destination of the Côte d’Azur
* Theatrical trailer
* New and improved English subtitle translation

4 by Agnès Varda (The Criterion Collection) [4 DVD9s]


Vagabond (1985, 105 mins)




Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of Vagabond. Agnès Varda pieces together Mona’s story through flashbacks told by those who encountered her (played by a largely nonprofessional cast), producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman. With its sparse, poetic imagery, Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi) is a stunner, and won Varda the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.

Disc Features:
* New restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Agnes Varda
* Remembrances (2003), a documentary on the making of the film, including interviews with Sandrine Bonnaire and other cast members
* The Story of an Old Lady (2003), a short piece in which Varda revisits actress Marthe Jarnias, who plays the old aunt in the film
* Music and Dolly Shots, (2003), a conversation between Varda and composer Joanna Bruzdowicz
* A 1986 radio interview with Varda and writer Nathalie Sarraute, who inspired the film
* Theatrical trailer
* New and improved English subtitle translation
* PLUS: A new essay by Chris Darke and written introduction by Agnes Varda

DVDs:
DVD BOX SET RELEASE: 2007
STUDIO: Criterion
CATALOG: 418 (73/74/419/420)
SYSTEM: NTSC
SCREEN: 1.66:1 (LPC 1.33:1)
COLOUR: B&W (LPC & Cleo) Colour (Le Bonheur & Vagabond)
AUDIO: French Dolby Digital Mono
SUBTITLES: English (soft)

Extraction:
ENGINE: DVD Decrypter
DVD: 4 Full Dual-Layer DVDs
FILE EXTENSION: .ISO (Image)
FILE SIZE: 6.23/7.7/7.36/7.56GBs
SCANS FILE SIZE (600 DPI): 120MBs
TOTAL FILE SIZE: 28.67GBs

Scans

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La Pointe Courte

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http://www.filesonic.com/folder/401381

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Cléo from 5 to 7

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http://www.filesonic.com/folder/401387

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Le Bonheur

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http://www.filesonic.com/folder/401385

http://www.fileserve.com/list/48qSe77

Vagabond

http://netfolder.in/iuHCn4E/AV-VA

http://www.filesonic.com/folder/401391

http://www.fileserve.com/list/UB9bg6y

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