David Perlov's "DIARY" to be published for the first time on DVD at the end of November by Re:Voir Video, Paris, as a boxed set with 7 DVDs and an 84-page book.
The boxed set will contain the six chapters of the newly restored DIARY (1973-1983) plus the one-hour MY STILLS (1952-2002), and a book in Hebrew, English and French about David Perlov and his film with texts by Ariel Schweitzer, Uri Klein, Talya Halkin, Dominik Blüher, interviews with David Perlov, a poem by Nathan Zach, as well as Perlov's drawings and photographs. Every step of the project was carefully overseen directly by
David Perlov's immediate family.
The DVD release is the final stage of a huge restoration project for DIARY. Brand new 16mm film prints were struck in the year following David's death, and a retrospective was organized at the Pompidou Center in December 2005 in Paris. Subtitles were prepared in five languages, and high-definition masters were made in Paris from the new prints, supervised personally by Yael Perlov. Still photographs for this edition were also made from the prints. The film was featured prominently at the festivals of La Rochelle, Lussas and Rio de Janeiro, and the Toulouse cinémathèque over the summer of 2006, and the
film was acquired by the Pompidou Center.
Re:Voir is a video publisher and distributor specializing in experimental and avant-garde film by artists. Founded in Paris in 1994 by filmmaker Pip Chodorov, Re:Voir has published over 200 classic and contemporary films on home video formats. The catalogue includes short and long films from the 1920s through the present, and
from all over the world. DIARY joins the Re:Voir catalogue as a poetic, personal, radical
documentary form, alongside the films of Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas and Boris Lehman.
Release date: February 28, 2007
Publisher: Re:Voir Video, Paris
Box includes: 7 DVDs, 84-page trilingual book.
Film: DIARY, in two versions with English and Hebrew soundtracks, 312
Bonus: MY STILLS, in two versions with English
and Hebrew soundtracks, 52 minutes.
Subtitles: French, German, Italian, Spanish, English and Hebrew
Suggested retail price: 69 euros.
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