A VIBRANT PORTRAIT OF WOMEN IN WHICH ISABELLE HUPPERT SHINES
"For me, A Women's Affair is an extremely modern film."
D uring the Occupation, Marie raised her two children with difficulty, while her husband Paul was a prisoner in Germany. She helps a neighbor terminate an unwanted pregnancy. Soon, it's the gear. The reasons are not lacking in these difficult times: prisoner husbands, love affairs or guilty liaisons with the occupier, little by little, Marie's services will be rewarded and will become her livelihood. The return of Paul, embittered and weakened, contrasts with the material comfort thus obtained and Marie soon dreams of another life... But Vichy France does not like that individual happiness unfolds on the margins of official morality ...
“On the staging side, I had fun making a film from 1943 and not a film about 1943. The filmmakers of the time had not yet seen Citizen Kane . They ignored perspective, depth of field. I played on it. And, for my personal pleasure, I tried new methods of narration. – Claude Chabrol
A Women's Affair by Claude Chabrol
(1988 - Colors - 108 mn)
New 4K restoration
French version + Audio description
Blu-ray or DVD edition
. PRESENTATION OF THE FILM BY JOËL MAGNY (2 mins)
. COMMENTS BY CLAUDE CHABROL (24 mins)
Claude Chabrol explains four scenes from the film.
. INTERVIEW WITH MARIN KARMITZ, FILM PRODUCER (4 mins)
Producer Marin Karmitz explains how the themes of abortion and the death penalty are still just as difficult to tackle in modern cinema.
. INTERVIEW WITH FRANCIS SZPINER, AUTHOR OF THE BOOK “A WOMEN’S AFFAIR” (8 mins)
Lawyer and politician Francis Szpiner talks about the reasons that led him to write about the Marie-Louise Giraud affair.
. ORIGINAL TRAILER
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING
French version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 / Audio description Dolby Digital 2.0
Deaf and hard of hearing subtitles • 1.66 format respected • Colors • Film length: 108 mins
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING
French version Dolby Digital 1.0 / Audio description Dolby Digital 2.0
Deaf and hard of hearing subtitles • 1.66 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors • Film length: 103 mins
Released September 22, 2021