Adventures of Felix

Adventures of Felix

Director: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau

Cast: Ariane Ascaride, Maurice Bénichou

     
 

The quirky, emotional French film Adventures of Felix comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The French soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, filmographies, trailers, and web links.See more details below

Overview

The quirky, emotional French film Adventures of Felix comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The French soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, filmographies, trailers, and web links. This is a great disc, especially for French film enthusiasts. Anyone looking for something outside the Hollywood mainstream is encouraged to check out this Wellspring release.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
Directors Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau retain the light charms of their 1998 musical feature Jeanne and the Perfect Guy with this agreeably diverting, often very funny look at rediscovering family. Beautifully filmed in various locations in striking CinemaScope, Drole de Felix is not always successful in creating organic whimsy and, like any feature that is broken up into segments, some parts pay off more handsomely than others, but the film is unique enough to warrant memorability. Lead actor Sami Bouajila projects just the right amount of insouciant bravado and endearing spirit to carry the film, and these qualities are highly important for a movie where tone is very specific. The movie plays like a riff on Jacques Demy's more flamboyant efforts, though this feature has an additional political side, rendered with surprisingly subtlety considering that race and HIV play a large role in the main character's life. Overall, this is a worthy and effective piece of gay cinema that exposes viewers to genuine emotion rather than a barrage of flesh and fury.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/19/2002
UPC:
0720917531724
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
Fox Lorber
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Filmographies; Subtitle Control; Director Commentary; 5.1 Mix; Theatrical Trailer; 2.35:1 Cinemascope Presentation; Weblinks

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Access
1. Ferry Closing Down [6:58]
2. Doctor's Office [4:39]
3. Finding My Father [5:16]
4. Witness [5:01]
5. My Little Brother [9:51]
6. The Disco [5:06]
7. Traveling Pilgrim [2:22]
8. My Grandmother [7:18]
9. Calling the Sun [1:59]
10. Murder in the News [6:59]
11. My Cousin [4:10]
12. My Sister [7:23]
13. Who's Your Father? [7:26]
14. Felix's Confession [5:37]
15. My Father [6:00]
16. Reunited With Daniel [5:12]

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