The Early Films of Olivier Assayas (Blu-ray) Arrow


Now recognised as one of French cinema’s finest talents courtesy of such modern classics as Irma Vep, Carlos, Summer Hours and Clouds of Sils Maria, Olivier Assayas started out as critic and screenwriter before making his debut feature as director in 1986. The Early Films presents this work, Disorder, and his second feature, Winter’s Child, in the UK for the first time.

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.

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Special Features

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
Theatrical trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin