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The Secret of the Grain

Spine #527



Release:
Jul 27, 2010
$39.95

Number of Discs: 2

Specs
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Arabic Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

The Secret of the Grain

Other Versions:

Blu-ray


Directed By: Abdellatif Kechiche
Licensor: IFC Films

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Winner of four César awards, including best picture and director, Abdellatif Kechiche’s The Secret of the Grain is a stirring story about the daily joys and struggles of a bustling French-Arab family. It has the texture of a documentary but a classic, almost Shakespearean structure: when patriarch Slimane acts on his wish to open a port-side restaurant specializing in his ex-wife’s fish couscous, the extended clan’s passions and problems explode in riveting drama, leading to an engrossing, suspenseful climax. With sensitivity and grit, The Secret of the Grain celebrates the role food plays in family life and gets to the core of contemporary immigrant experience.

Supplements
  • New video interview with Kechiche
  • Sueur, Kechiche’s captivating extended version of the film’s climactic belly dancing sequence, featuring a new introduction by the director
  • New video interview with film scholar Ludovic Cortade
  • Excerpt from a 20 heures television interview with Kechiche and actress Hafsia Herzi
  • Video interviews with Herzi, actress Bouraouïa Marzouk, and the film’s musicians
  • Theatrical trailer

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