the reimagined life of a film collector (on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD)

the reimagined life of a film collector (on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD)

Blu ray And I love fury 000

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Since childhood, the co-director of It happened close to you collects film reels. Thanks to these moments in the life of anonymous filmmakers and these traces of preserved emotions, he reconstructs the adventure of his family: his editing film testifies to his love for cinema. On original music by Benjamin Biolay, he tells a story that could be ours…

• Original title: And I love fury
• Media tested: Blu-ray
• Genre: biopic, documentary
• Year: 2021
• Director: André Bonzel
• Cast: André Bonzel, Expedit-Bonzel family, Remy Belvaux, Benoit Poelvoorde, Henri Alekan, Buster Keaton
• Duration: 1 h 36 min 28
• Video format: 16:9
• Cine format: 1.33/1 and 1.37/1 Black and White and Color
• Subtitling: French
• Soundtracks: DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 French
• Exclusive 2022 bonuses: And I love to fury, Le regard d’André Bonzel (25 min 47) – the soundtrack by André Bonzel (4 min 30) – Benjamin Biolay in the studio (3 min 33) – trailer (1 min 41) – three trailers of The Image Workshop
• Publisher: L’Atelier d’images

Art commentary

Presented at Cannes Classics in 2021, And I love to fury (title borrowed from the poem “Les bijoux” by Charles Baudelaire) is an atypical “autobiographical documentary” by André Bonzel, concocted from his collection of films and from a “desire at all costs to make a film”. Co-director, with Rémy Belvaux and Benoit Poelvoorde” of the cult It happened close to you (1992), André Bonzel had not made a feature film since: this project, initially self-financed, would satisfy his desire to produce a new film while exploiting the riches of his collection. Partly autobiographical but not free from fiction, And I love to fury tells the story of the filmmaker’s life and family in a romantic way. While most of the facts mentioned are real, others are “almost” real or invented based on a number of excerpts from black and white and color amateur films. Visibly And I love to fury tells more than a simple biography if one knows how to see beyond the animated images: their authentic testimony lets imagine sections of a bygone era but preserved in bits and pieces by these films intended for the family circle and without any pretension, in the spirit of selfie before the letter. And I love to fury uses, with skill and talent, one of the major virtues of the invention of the Lumière brothers: the guarantee against oblivion and the magic of movement which brings back to life anonymous and disappeared people. It is also, for the filmmaker, a substitute destiny, a fascinating approach, a way Zelig, and the discovery of a family passion for the cinematograph since its invention. With some 60 hours of rushes, two editors and two mixers (before/after Covid 19: see bonus), and a talented and inspired musician, Benjamin Biolay, André Bonzel has won his bet, making his film more than a exercise in style, a melancholy but captivating and profoundly universalist existential testimony that speaks of cinema and humanity. Immersed in a reinvented and animated life, And I love to fury is certainly a pleasant and enthusiastic tribute to the magic of cinema, the only process capable of giving the illusion of immortality. Designed in the spirit of a Good Feel Movie, despite his nostalgia, And I love to fury has everything from the Proustian process that manages to revive the intensity of the memories that lie dormant in any viewer. Endearing.

Blu ray And I love fury

Technical Comment

Image : HD copy, good definition but variable sharpness depending on the sources, film grain more or less thick depending on the films (35 mm format, Master Format 2K), images deliberately presented in their current state with various defects (scratches, scratches, stains , damaged and burnt emulsion…), variable contrast, sometimes excellent, sometimes limited with variation or not of density, sustained blacks, heterogeneous greys, warm calibration, more or less natural colors, saturated but not free from dominant

His : French 5.1 mix, excellent clarity of the voice-over (André Bonzel), very nice dynamics which benefits the atmospheres and the music of Benjamin Biolay, discreet spatialization which supports the few effects of the soundtrack and the orchestration

Our opinion

Image : Red StarRed StarRed Starhalf red stargray star(3.5/5)
Sound mixes: blue Starblue Starblue Starblue Stargray star(4/5)
Bonuses: Red StarRed StarRed Stargray stargray star(3/5)
Packaging: blue Starblue Starblue Stargray stargray star(3/5)

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