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Toni

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Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance
Starring: Charles Blavette, Celia Montalván, Jenny Hélia
Director: Jean Renoir
Plot Synopsis:

In 1934, Jean Renoir stepped off the soundstage and headed to the South of France, where he captured vivid human drama amid the bucolic splendor and everyday social rituals of the countryside. Based on a true story and set in a community of immigrants living, working, and loving on the margins of French society, Toni follows the eponymous Italian migrant (Charles Blavette), whose tempestuous affairs with two women—the faithful Marie (Jenny Hélia) and the flirtatious Josefa (Celia Montalván)—unleash a wave of tragedy. Making use of nonprofessional actors, on-location shooting, and the resources of the great Marcel Pagnol's Provence studio, Renoir crafts a marvel of poetic feeling that became a precursor to Italian neorealism and a favorite of the directors of the French New Wave.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: August 25th, 2020
    Movie Release Year: 1938
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: The Criterion Collection
  • Technical Specs
    Length:84 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    Audio Formats:French: PCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:
    • Audio commentary from 2006 featuring critics Kent Jones and Phillip Lopate
    • Introduction by director Jean Renoir from 1961
    • Episode of Cinéastes de notre temps from 1967 on Renoir, directed by Jacques Rivette and featuring a conversation with actor Charles Blavette about the film
    • New video essay about the making of Toni by film scholar Christopher Faulkner
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau