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Win Catherine Breillat's Romance on Blu-ray


Preview by Jack Foley

Controversial. Groundbreaking. Daring. Extraordinary. Explicit. Shocking. Romance, directed by Catherine Breillat, is all this and more. And now one of the most provocative films of modern cinema is coming to UK Blu-ray for the first time in a newly restored version, courtesy of Second Sight.

A teacher, Marie (Caroline Ducey) is happy living with her boyfriend, but their relationship lacks intimacy and, desperate for physical affection, she sets off to find it elsewhere, in a series of ever-more extreme encounters with strangers…

The film, originally released in 1999, drew as many shocked gasps from critics as it did plaudits when it first opened.

It also troubled censors in the UK and around the world as it blurred the lines between art and pornography with its searingly honest depiction of a woman embarking on an odyssey of increasingly explicit sexual experiences.

Described by Empire as a ‘daring study of sex and sensibility’ it arrives on Blu-ray with a brand-new scan, complete with a host of special features on July 15, 2019.

Special features include Hard For Art’s Sake: A new interview with Director Catherine Breillat; Getting The Picture: A new Interview with Producer Jean-François Lepetit, and The Loneliness Of The Long Relay Runner: A new Interview with actress Caroline Ducey.

Win Romance on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of Romance for the first time on Blu-ray from July 15, 2019, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 2 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. In what year was Romance originally released?

Simply send the answer to Romance competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email