LOVE OF A WOMAN, THE

THE LOVE OF A WOMAN REVIEWED

“The Love of a Woman” is a 1940s woman’s picture about an educated woman wanting more. The young doctor Marie arrives in an island town desperately looking to make a life. Men surround her at every turn, but she doesn’t want to deal with their crap. Historically, women weren’t allowed to vote in France until 1949. So, you have a woman smarter than the rest of the town that can’t even get the same level of representation. It plays like a weepier take on Sirk, but it works for the period.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • In Search of Jean Grémillon, a feature-length documentary on the filmmaker from 1969, containing interviews with director René Clair, archivist Henri Langlois, actors Micheline Presle and Pierre Brasseur, and others
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jennifer Dionisio
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Ginette Vincendeau

A/V STATS

  • 1.37:1 1080p transfer
  • LPCM MONO

RELEASE DATE: 8/22/17

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