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Jørgen Leth 2: Sports Films

Synopsis
The second box of the series Jørgen Leth Collection contains Leth’s sports films, primarily emphasising the cycle film classics STARS AND WATER CARRIERS (1974), THE IMPOSSIBLE HOUR(1975), and A SUNDAY IN HELL (1976). The director was tired of clichéd sports journalism and found "the inner psychological drama of the battles between great cyclists" more absorbing. The set also contains a documentary about the unique Basque ball game Pelota (1983) and two experimental films about the phenomenon of movement and speed MOTION PICTURE (1970) and CHINESE PING PONG (1972), a conversation with Jørgen Leth and a 40 page booklet about the films.
Language
Danish (Danish with English subtitles)
Country
Denmark
Subjects
Media studies; Sports science
Keywords
speed; sports journalism; Film directing; sports films; cycling

Credits

Director
Jorgen Leth

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
39.95 euros
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
300 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

Danish Film Institute Archive & Cinematheque

Email
museum@dfi.dk
Web
http://dfi.dk External site opens in new window
Phone
+45-33-74-3409
Fax
+45-33-74-3599
Address
Gothersgade 55
DK-1123
Kobenhavn K.
Denmark

Distributor

Name

Edition Filmmuseum

Email
info@edition-filmmuseum.com
Web
http://www.edition-filmmuseum.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+49 89 5161 660
Fax
+49 89 2366 1220
Address
Film & Kunst GmbH
Herzog-Wilhelm-Str. 27
Munich
80331
Germany
Notes
Edition Filmmuseum is a joint project of film archives and cultural institutions in the German-speaking part of Europe. Its ambition is to publish film works of artistic, cultural and historical value in DVD editions that both utilise the possibilities of digital media and meet the quality demands of the archival profession. Participating archives include Bonner Kinemathek, Bundesarchiv, Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, Cinémathèque Suisse, Deutsche Kinemathek, Deutsches Filminstitut, Filmmuseum Düsseldorf, Filmmuseum München, Filmmuseum Potsdam, Goethe-Institut, and Österreichisches Filmmuseum. DVDs are organised under the headings: German films, International cinema, Documentaries, Films about film, Short film collections, Filmed literature, Silent movies, Film and Art, and DVD collections. There are both German and English language versions of the website. Sale on DVD. All the films of an author or a theme are offered as a DVD collection for a reduced price.

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