Around a Small Mountain

Around a Small Mountain

Jane Birkin
Director: Jacques Rivette Cast: Jane Birkin
Jane Birkin
, Sergio Castellitto
Sergio Castellitto
, André Marcon
André Marcon
Jacques Rivette

DVD (Wide Screen)



Jacques Rivette co-wrote and directed this intimate story of familial bonds and the life of the artist. Kate (Jane Birkin) was raised on the road, touring with the small circus run by her father, but after a disagreement she left her dad to run the show on his own. Fifteen years later, Kate gets word that her father has died, and his partners in the circus ask her to come back to help keep the show running. To the surprise of many, Kate agrees, taking care of the box office and looking after the business. While traveling to the next show, Kate's car breaks down, but she gets a ride from Vittorio (Sergio Castellitto), a good-natured drifter. Vittorio sticks around to attend the show, and despite the shabby circumstances of the performance, he enjoys what he sees and becomes part of the company. But as Vittorio is integrated into the circus family and develops a relationship with Kate, it's still not clear why she and her father parted ways years before, and why she's come back now that he's gone. 36 Vues du Pic Saint-Loup (aka Around a Small Mountain) received its world premiere at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/2011
UPC: 0881164000231
Original Release: 2009
Rating: NR
Source: Cinema Guild
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:24:00

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Scholar Chris Fujiwara; Interview with Jane Birkin; Theatrical Trailer; Essay by Bob White, Editor of Film Quarterly

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jane Birkin Kate
Sergio Castellitto Vittorio
André Marcon Alexandre
Jacques Bonnaffé Marlo
Julie-Marie Parmentier Clémence
Hélène de Vallombreuse Margot
Tintin Orsini Wilfrid
Vimala Pons Barbara
Mickaël Gaspar Tom
Stéphane Laisné Stéphane
Dominique d'Angelo Dom
Hélène de Bissy Inn Landlady
Pierre Barayre Inn Landlord
Marie-Paule Andre Estelle
Julie-Anne Roth Xénie
Elodie Mamou Élodie
Laurent Lacotte Monsieur Gaffe
Marie Vauzelle Madame Gaffe

Technical Credits
Jacques Rivette Director,Screenwriter
Pierre Allio Score Composer
Shirel Amitay Screenwriter
Pascal Bonitzer Screenwriter
Sergio Castellitto Producer,Screenwriter
Roberto Cicutto Producer
Manu de Chauvigny Production Designer
Manu de Chauvigny Production Designer
Christine Laurent Screenwriter
Nicole Lubtchansky Editor
Irina Lubtchansky Cinematographer
Martine Mariganc Producer
Georges-Henri Mauchant Sound Editor
Margaret Mazzantini Producer
Luigi Musini Producer
Elisabetta Olmi Production Manager
Ermanno Olmi Producer
Giuseppe Pirrotta Production Designer
Olivier Schwob Sound/Sound Designer
Laurence Struz Costumes/Costume Designer
Maurice Tinchant Producer
Pierre Wallon Production Manager

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Around a Small Mountain
1. Credits [:14]
2. Car Trouble [1:12]
3. Opening Act [5:00]
4. After Show [4:30]
5. Suggestion [6:31]
6. Broken Plates [6:05]
7. "Dead To The Circus" [5:55]
8. Day Off [6:53]
9. Under The Tent [5:10]
10. Leaving [6:12]
11. Back At Work [3:49]
12. The Accident [6:47]
13. Dragons & Princesses [3:19]
14. The Entrance/Whip Act [5:28]
15. Curtain Call [9:28]
16. End Credits [6:18]

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