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The Retrospective section of the Berlin Film Festival will focus on the use of light in movie-making, the event said Thursday. The section will be curated by Deutsche Kinemathek in partnership with the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where the movies will also play.
The fest said that the line-up will allow auds to discover lighting styles from a variety of genres and periods of film history.
“We admire films such as Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Rashomon,’ but for the most part we don’t know the names of the cameramen and lighting technicians who, in a team with the director, create these superb worlds of light and shadow for us. In 2014, the Retrospective will illuminate these works,” said Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick.
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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 14, 2014
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.95
The heist is on in the great 1955 French crime drama Rififi.
The great 1955 French crime drama Rififi is a twisting, turning tale of four ex-cons who hatch one last glorious robbery in Paris.
After making such American noir classics as Brute Force and The Naked City, the blacklisted director Jules Dassin went to the City of Light and embarked on the Rififi, the film noir that many consider his masterpiece.
Starring Jean Servais, Carl Mohner, Robert Manuel and Dassin himself, the film’s suspense, brutality, and dark humor made it an international hit, earning Dassin the best director prize at the Cannes Film Festival. It has since proved to be wildly influential on decades of heist thrillers in its wake.
Presented in French with English subtitles, the Criterion Blu-ray/DVD Combo edition of the classic movie includes the following features:
• New 2K digital restoration, »
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