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Les Acacias Screens ‘Tales of Hoffmann’ and ‘César et Rosalie’ at Lumière Festival

Les Acacias Screens ‘Tales of Hoffmann’ and ‘César et Rosalie’ at Lumière Festival
Remastered works by auteur directors Michael Powell and Claude Sautet will make their way to the Lumière Film Festival 2016 thanks to classic film distribution company Les Acacias.

Audiences in Lyon will be treated to a restored version of the 1951 technicolor British adaptation of French opera “Tales of Hoffmann” directed by Powell and starring American tenor Robert Rounseville and British ballet dancer Moira Shearer, as well as Claude Sautet’s “César et Rosalie” (pictured) in honor of the great French screenwriter writer Jean-Loup Dabadie.

Les Acacias assistant director Jean-Fabrice Janaudy described “Tales of Hoffmann” as “a visual masterpiece, a unique cinematic feast.”

The distribution company, founded in 1981, serves as an intermediary between the films and viewers both through distribution and programming for two cinemas in the Paris area: the historic Max Linder Panorama theater and Le Vincennes cinema in Vincennes on the outskirts of the French capital.

Films they have distributed
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StudioCanal pact with Radio-Canada

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StudioCanal pact with Radio-Canada
StudioCanal and Radio-Canada have entered into a distribution deal for Canada.

Under the five- year deal, starting January 2014, Radio-Canada will distribute more than 1,400 films in French - comprising 1,200 French films and 200 Italian films - from the StudioCanal library, via DVD, Blu-ray, Est and VOD.

In addition, as national public broadcaster serving French Canada, Radio-Canada will feature many of these films on its own platforms.

The StudioCanal film library includes classics from directors such as Jean Luc Godard (Le Mépris, Pierrot le fou), Renoir (La grande illusion), Claude Sautet (Max et les ferrailleurs, César et Rosalie) and Jean-Pierre Melville (le Cercle Rouge, l’Armée des Ombres).
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Blu-ray Review: 'César and Rosalie' (rerelease)

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★★★☆☆ César and Rosalie (1972) is a piece of fanciful French whimsy by director Claude Sautet. An obscure little drama starring Yves Montand, Romy Schneider and Sami Frey, this film, though never really going anywhere, strangely manages to hold your attention with its languid, laid back approach. Rosalie (Schneider) is a divorced mother of one who happily divides her time between her mother's house, where she lives with her siblings and daughter, and her boyfriend César's apartment. César (Montand) has made a fortune dealing in scrap metal and, though he loves Rosalie dearly and she him, he seldom shows his appreciation for her outwardly.

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Win César et Rosalie 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray

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To celebrate the Blu-Ray and DVD release of Claude Sautet’s César et Rosalie, on November 5th we have three blu-ray copes to give away.

César et Rosalie is an enchanting French romance starring Yves Montand (Jean De Florette) and Romy Schneider (What’s New Pussycat? Sissi), directed by Claude Sautet (Un Coeur en Hiver, Les Chose de la Vie).

Rosalie is a beautiful vivacious young woman involved with a charming, successful businessman called César. He is crazy about her and his exuberant vitality satisfies Rosalie’s terrific lust for life. One day out of the blue Rosalie’s old flame David appears, desperate to win back her affections. César’s intense jealousy shocks Roaslie and she ends up running into the arms of David and the pair are separated. Rosalie however begins to doubt that she’s made the right choice, until fate ends up deciding for her.

To
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‘The Things of Life’ succeeds in its refusal to be cleverer than necessary

The Things of Life (Les Chose de la Vie)

Directed by Claude Sautet

Written by Paul Guimard, Claude Sautet

France, 1970

Claude Sautet’s films often get lost in the New Wave shuffle. Alongside contemporaries Bertrand Tavernier and Alain Cavalier, his cinema was alive and kicking in the 1960s, though he didn’t come into his own as director until later in the decade.

1970′s The Things of Life is a non-chronological look at the transience of life. Starring Sautet regular Romy Schneider (The Trial, César and Rosalie) and French stalwart Michel Piccoli (Contempt, Belle du Jour, The Grand Buffet) as on-again, off-again lovers, the film is framed by a terrifically shot car crash where Sautet effectively uses repetitious action and slow-motion for emphasis.

With the opening of the film Sautet concentrates his camera on a lone car wheel in the grass. The simple shot is important. It mirrors the circular
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The insider's guide to August: our tips for fun in the sun

School's out, so let our guest experts help you make the most of the British summer. Here's what to watch, what to listen to, what to read, how to picnic to perfection, and how to find the best beaches

How to spot a good beach by Hugh Graham

The editor of Time Out's Seaside Guide suggests 10 ways to know you've found the perfect beach:

1) Crashing waves

The appropriately named Hell's Mouth in north Wales puts on quite a show, as do Freshwater West (Pembrokeshire) and Sennen Cove (Cornwall).

2) Great views

The views above Rhossili Bay, a sublime Welsh strand on the Gower, rival the world's great coastal vistas.

3) Caribbean feel

In the sunshine, the turquoise seas and talcum-powder sand at Luskentyre, on the Hebridean island of Harris, are almost Bahamian.

4) Crag action

I love a bit of cragginess. Bedruthan Steps in north Cornwall takes rugged good looks to extremes.

5) Sand
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