4 essential films of world cinema for the first time in a collector's box!
4 DVD set
The World Cinema Foundation is a non-profit organization, chaired by Martin Scorsese, dedicated to the preservation and restoration of essential works of the world's cinematic heritage.
4 classics of world cinematographic heritage restored by the World Cinema Foundation, an association founded by Martin Scorsese with the aim of helping developing countries to preserve their cinematographic treasures. A journey through the music of Morocco, Transes is a portrait of the country through its artists. A masterpiece by Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambety, Le Voyage de la hyène tells the dream of two young nomads. Alvarado's Mutiny is Fred Zinnemann's first film, set among the fishermen in Mexico. Finally, The Reed Flute , a superb Kazakh tale of revenge, is a true unknown gem in the history of cinema!
THE REVOLTED OF ALVARADO ( Redes ) by Fred ZINNEMANN and Emilio GÓMEZ MURIEL | MEXICO (1936)
In Alvarado, the fish is sorely lacking and the fishermen are destitute. Indignant, Miro takes the lead in a protest movement. Then begins the revolt of the fishermen...
A splendid portrait of fishermen by Fred Zinnemann (The Train Will Whistle Three Times) and immortalized by legendary photographer Paul Strand.
THE JOURNEY OF THE HYENA ( Touki-Bouki ) by Djibril DIOP MAMBETY | SENEGAL (1973)
Anta, a young girl from the poor neighborhoods of Dakar, fell in love with Mory, a herdsman. They invent stories to escape and dream of taking a boat to France...
“A prophetic, magnificent, disturbing, unexpected film that challenges us. » Souleymane Cisse
TRANCES ( El Hal ) by Ahmed EL MAANOUNI | MOROCCO (1981)
Nass El Ghiwane is a group of Moroccan musicians formed in the 70s. Combining great traditional themes and secular incantations, their music puts the crowds in a trance...
“The musicians sing of their country, their people, their suffering. An obsession for me. » Martin Scorsese
THE REED FLUTE ( Mest ) by Ermek SHINARBAEV | KAZAKHSTAN (1989)
In 1915, in the Korean countryside, a peasant whose daughter has been brutally murdered decides to give birth to a boy, Sungu, whom he raises for one purpose: revenge...
“One of the most beautiful films of the Kazakh new wave and also one of the most powerful. » Kent Jones
4 DVDs – NEW RESTORED MASTERS Original Versions French subtitles Formats 1.33 and 1.66 respected 4/3 and 16/9 compatible 4/3 B&W and Colors Duration of Films: 58 mins / 87 mins / 86 mins / 96 mins
DVD 1 | THE REVOLTED OF ALVARADO SUPPLEMENTS . PAUL STRAND AND "THE REVOLTS OF ALVARADO" (20 mins) Author and historian James Krippner, a professor at Haverford College, reflects on the legacy of photographer and director Paul Strand, and his role in the production of the film. . CATERING (2 mins)
DVD 2 | THE JOURNEY OF THE HYENA SUPPLEMENTS . LIGHT ECLIPSE (25 mins) Wasis Diop (musician, brother and collaborator of Djibril Diop Mambety) and his daughter, Mati Diop (filmmaker), return to the telluric force, the clairvoyance, the energy and the violence of Le Voyage de la hyène. . CATERING (2 mins)
DVD 3 | TRANCE SUPPLEMENTS . "TRANSES", IT'S A WHOLE HISTORY… (21 mn) Omar Sayed (member of the Nass El Ghiwane group), Ahmed El Maanouni (director and screenwriter) and Izza Génini (producer) look back on the formidable adventure of Transes, from its production in 1980 until its restoration, orchestrated in 2007. . CATERING (4 mins)
DVD 4 | THE REED FLUTE SUPPLEMENTS . THE POWER OF POETRY (29 mins) The Kazakh filmmaker evokes the singularity of his film, shot in the midst of perestroika from a script by the great Russian writer of Korean origin, Anatoli Kim. . CATERING (2 mins)