Arrow Academy has announced the release of ‘The Early Films of Olivier Assayas‘, a must-see double-bill featuring two early features from one of the biggest names in French cinema, Olivier Assayas, available on Blu-ray on 8 October 2018.
Bringing together Assayas‘ debut feature, Disorder, and his second feature, Winter’s Child, for the first time in the UK, the films will be presented from Arrow‘s brand new 2K restorations of the films have, supervised and approved by Assayas himself.
Disorder concerns a group of friends in a post-punk band. When a robbery at a music store turns fatal, the resulting chaos threatens both their working relationship and their long-held friendships as they leave France to tour London and potentially make their big break.
Released two years later, Winter’s Child presents a four-person, two-couple tragedy of passion. Natalia is pregnant, but the child’s father, Stéphane, doesn’t want to know and abandons her. He meets Sabine, a set designer, and falls in love – but she is struggling with her attachment to Bruno, an actor with whom she had a brief fling.
Brand new 2K restorations of both films, supervised and approved by Olivier Assayas
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
Original 2.0 Stereo soundtracks
Optional English subtitles
Interview with writer-director Oliver Assayas
Interview with the cast of Disorder, Ann-Gisel Glass, Lucas Belvaux, Wadeck Stanczak and Rémi Martin
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
First pressing only: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Noel Megahey and Glenn Kenny