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Time of Roses Blu-ray

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UPC: DC-010

Set in a dystopian world of gleaming white towers, Sony video monitors and inflatable furniture, where the beautiful inhabitants all dress as Edie Sedgwick-like pixie sprites or medieval page boys out of LOGAN’S RUN, the film follows a historian of late 20 th century culture (played by Arto Tuominen) researching the mysterious death many years earlier of a free-spirited erotic model. In a VERTIGO-like twist, he hires the model’s exact double, an earthy, uninhibited engineer named Kisse (actress Ritva Vepsä plays both parts) to recreate the model’s death for a TV program. Director Jarva was one of Finland’s most acclaimed fiction filmmakers and documentarians before he was tragically killed in an auto accident returning from the premiere of his latest film in 1977.

directed by: Risto Jarva
starring: Arto Tuominen, Jaakko Pakkasvirta, Peter von Bagh
1969 / 108 min / 1.75:1 / Finnish DTS-HD MA 2.0

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• RISTO JARVA, TYÖTOVERINI (RISTO JARVA, MY COLLEAGUE), 1984, 59 min., dir. Antti Peippo – a rarely-seen Finnish TV documentary featuring archival interview footage of Jarva and clips from his films.
• Two of Jarva’s brilliant, unconventional short films from the 1960s: his wildly satirical deconstruction of TV advertising, “Pakasteet” (Frozen Foods), 1969, 15 min. , and his Mod / Pop Art-influenced documentary “Computers Serve” (Tietokoneet palvelevat), 1968, 14 min.. (Both in Finnish with English subtitles.)
• Deleted scene and original song "The Swallow Tower" (Pääskytorni) performed by Otto Donner cut from TIME OF ROSES.
• Original trailer
• New commentary by film critic, professor and programmer Olaf Möller.
• New essay by filmmaker and critic Ville Suhonen of the Risto Jarva Association.
• Newly translated extracts from Risto Jarva’s writings.
• Blu-ray authoring by David Mackenzie of Fidelity In Motion.

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