NEW RELEASE from the British Film Institute
A film by Tony Richardson
WITH SUBTITLES Language: French with English subtitles. Year: 1966; Black & White Running Time approx: 104 min Number of discs: 2
DUAL FORMAT EDITION you will receive both DVD and Blu-Ray.
Directed by Tony Richardson, (Tom Jones, The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Entertainer, A Taste of Honey), and featuring a powerful central performance from Jeanne Moreau, Mademoiselle is a mesmerising psychological drama – an artistic and disturbing exploration of the darkest of carnal desires.
A supressed and sociopathic school teacher torments the residents of a small French village with acts of violence and destruction. An erotic obsession with an ostracised outsider causes her behaviour to become yet more erratic but, as tensions in the community reach boiling point, will the villagers see beyond their prejudices?
Extras: Newly recorded audio commentary by Adrian Martin, Doll’s Eye (1982, 75 mins): a rare and previously un-released BFI Production Board film directed by Jan Worth examining contradictory male attitudes to women including a researcher, a prostitute and a switchboard operator.
An interview with Keith Skinner (2020): the actor and historian discusses his work on Mademoiselle.
Illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by Jon Dear and Neil Young, also includes writing on Jean Genet by Jane Giles and an essay by Jan Worth on Doll’s Eye.
Image gallery, original theatrical trailer.
OUR PRICE £15 with Free UK Postage