Our latest competition comes courtesy of Studiocanal, who have offered us 3 copies of the French classic Indochine on DVD to give away to 3 lucky readers.
Details on how to enter the competition are at the bottom of this page, but in the meantime, here’s some information about the prize:
Following its official selection to play as part of this year’s Cannes Classics strand, STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce that a newly restored version of the multi award winning French drama, INDOCHINE, will be released on DVD, BD and EST on January 2. This marks the first time that the film which, on its original release, won five César Awards, an Oscar® and a Golden Globe (both for Best Foreign Film), will be available to own in its fully restored version.
Featuring an Oscar® nominated performance from Catherine Deneuve (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Dancer in the Dark, Belle de Jour) alongside Vincent Perez (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Crow: City of Angels), Jean Yanne (We Won’t Grow Old Together, Weekend) and Linh Dan Pham (Mr. Nobody, The Beat that My Heart Skipped), INDOCHINE is set in 1930 at the tail end of French colonial rule in Indochina and tells the story of a widowed French woman (Deneuve) who raises a Vietnamese princess (Linh Dan Pham) as if she was her own daughter.
Directed by Régis Wargnier (East/West, Une femme française), the film’s original negative, under STUDIOCANAL’s supervision, has been digitised and restored, frame-by-frame, to 4K quality by L’Immagine Ritrovata.
Indochina: 1930. Alongside her father Emile, Eliane Devries determinedly runs a rubber plantation. The only emotional attachment she has is to her adopted daughter Camille, an orphaned Annamite princess. Their existence is turned upside down upon meeting Jean-Baptiste, a young French naval officer with whom both Eliane and then Camille fall in love. Protected by her friend Guy Asselin, the head of the French security services, Eliane is able to face another worrying element: the rise of native nationalism and the first attacks mounted against the French. Although Eliane becomes detached from Jean-Baptiste, Camille still loves him despite her arranged marriage to her cousin Tanh. She flees the colonists and crosses the whole country, heading north, witnessing the misfortunes of her people under colonial oppression, and finally reaches Dragon Islet in Hạ Long Bay where Jean-Baptiste has been transferred. What will be the lovers’ fate?
Indochine is out on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on 2nd January, released by Studiocanal.
Entering the Competition
To enter you simply need to share the competition on social media AND email us your details.
To use Twitter to share the competition, follow us @blueprintrev and copy and paste the following into a Tweet:
#bpcomp @blueprintrev Win Indochine – http://blueprintreview.co.uk/2016/11/competition-win-indochine-on-dvd/
Or you can share the page on Facebook by pasting the link or using the appropriate share icons below (don’t forget to ‘Like’ us too): www.facebook.com/bpreview
Once you’ve shared/tweeted the competition, you need to email us (subject – ‘Indochine Competition’) with your name, Twitter/Facebook handle (whichever you used to share the competition) and postal address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 winners will be picked at random when the competition has closed. The competition is only open to residents of the UK – one entry per person and Blueprint: Review contributors are not eligible. The competition ends on 3rd January 2017 at 12pm. The winner will be contacted by email soon after that date.