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THE BAKER’S WIFE
Criterion Collection Blu-Ray
“A perfect movie.”
– Orson Welles
When his young wife runs off with a young shepherd, middle-aged Provençal village boulanger Raimu goes on strike, refusing to produce another loaf until she comes back.
DVD extras include:
- New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- New selected-scene audio commentary featuring Marcel Pagnol scholar Brett Bowles
- Introduction by Pagnol from 1967
- Excerpt from a 1966 interview with Pagnol for the French television series Cinéastes de notre temps
- Short French news program from 1976 revisiting the village of Le Castellet, where the film was shot
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau
Special Film Forum price: $29.00 plus tax and handling. Merchandise will be delivered within 2 weeks of order.