Set to be one of the year’s most essential world cinema releases, Arrow Academy has announced that ‘Mohsen Makhmalbaf: The Poetic Trilogy‘, a collection of three lyrical and imaginative films from one of the preeminent figures of Iranian cinema, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, will be released on Blu-ray on 27 August 2018.
Comprising Gabbeh (1996), The Silence (1997) and The Gardener (2012), Makhmalbaf’s self-titled Poetic Trilogy will be presented in stunning new 2K restorations that will bring the films’ rich colours and imagery to life like never before.
– FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated booklet featuring new writing by film academic Negar Mottahedeh and Mohsen Makhmalbaf.
– Brand new 2K restorations of The Silence and Gabbeh from the original camera negatives.
– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all three films.
– Original Persian soundtracks with uncompressed LPCM audio.
– Newly translated English subtitles.
– Audio commentary on Gabbeh by critic Godfrey Cheshire.
– Poetry in Motion: An Interview with Mohsen Makhmalbaf, an in-depth conversation between the Iranian auteur and film critic Jonathan Romney, newly produced for this edition.
– Mohsen with Closed Eyes: An imaginatively filmed archival interview with Makhmalbaf on The Silence.
– Original trailers.
– Stills and collections gallery.
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow.