COUSIN JULES [blu-ray]

COUSIN JULES [blu-ray]

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Code: 5197
A film by Dominique Benicheti

1973, 2013 / 91 min / 2.35:1 / 1080p / NR
French DTS-HD 2.0 / English Subtitles



    Synopsis

    An ode to the simple pleasures of life, Cousin Jules is a beautiful, immersive portrait of a blacksmith living with his wife on a small farm in the French countryside. Shot in CinemaScope, the film meticulously captures their daily rituals Â? she fires up the oven, grinds the coffee beans, fetches water from the well; he stokes the forge, hammers the iron Â? and transforms it into a bucolic symphony of sound and image. Lost for nearly 40 years and now exquisitely restored, Cousin Jules is a timeless masterpiece, a record of a place and a way of a life that has long ago vanished.


    Special Features

    · Origins of Restoration (2013, 12 mins)
    · Theatrical Trailer
    · Booklet featuring an essay by Haden Guest


    Film Reviews

    "Four Stars! A genuinely extraordinary work of art."
    - Time Out NY

    "A joy to behold. Almost any one of the images could be the subject of an impressionist masterpiece."
    - Boston Herald

    "A quiet jewel. Luminous. A tribute to life itself."
    - Wall Street Journal

    "Breathtakingly beautiful. Immersive and magical."
    - Film Journal

    "An almost spiritual experience."
    - Hollywood Reporter


    Disc Reviews

    "The Cinema Guild Blu-ray is a wonderful way to embrace the beautifully unique expression evoking such a rich impression. I was blown away. Our highest recommendation!" (Read the full review)
    - Gary Tooze, DVDBeaver

    "Cousin Jules" is superbly shot with an emphasis on naturalistic beauty." (Read the full review)
    - Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com


    Trailer


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