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Uniform Title Dry white season (Motion picture).
Title A dry white season [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; a Paula Weinstein production ; screenplay by Colin Welland and Euzhan Palcy ; produced by Paula Weinstein ; directed by Euzhan Palcy ; from Metro Goldwyn Mayer in association with Star Partners II, Ltd.

Publication Info. [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    DRY    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library DVD.
Edition Director-approved DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (10 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in. color rda
stamping rdapm
Description digital rdatr
optical rdarm
stereo rdacpc
Dolby rdaspc
wide screen rdaar
NTSC rdabs
video file rdaft
DVD video
region 1 rdare
Motion pictures lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 953
Criterion collection ; 953.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; 16:9 wide screen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital stereo.
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Jurgen Prochnow, Zakes Mokae, Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando, Winston Ntshona, Thoko Ntshinga, John Kani, David De Keyser, Susannah Harker, Gerard Thoolen, Michael Gambon, Ronald Pickup.
Credits Music by Dave Grusin ; edited by Sam O'Steen, Glenn Cunningham ; production designer, John Fenner ; directors of photography, Kelvin Pike, Pierre-William Glenn.
Note Based on the novel by André Brink.
Title from title frame.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1989.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Summary White schoolteacher Ben Du Toit lives in Johannesburg and remains blissfully incurious about the lives of his black countrymen until a wave of brutal repression comes crashing down on his gardener, bringing Du Toit face-to-face with harsh political realities.
Note Special features: new interview with director Euzhan Palcy by film critic Scott Foundas ; 'Five scenes,' a short featuring Palcy discussing scenes from the film and how she brings authenticity to her work; interview from 1989 with actor Donald Sutherland ; excerpt from a 1995 interview Palcy conducted with Nelson Mandela ; footage of Palcy receiving the highest distinction for foreign dignitaries at the 2017 South African National Orders awards ; on insert, an essay by filmmaker and scholar Jyoti Mistry.
Subject Apartheid -- South Africa -- Drama.
South Africa -- Social conditions -- 1961-1994 -- Drama.
History teachers -- South Africa -- Drama.
Genre/Form Historical films.
Social problem films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures).
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Palcy, Euzhan, film director, screenwriter.
Weinstein, Paula, film producer.
Welland, Colin, screenwriter.
Pike, Kelvin, 1929- director of photography.
Glenn, Pierre-William, director of photography.
Grusin, Dave, composer (expression)
O'Steen, Sam, 1923-2000, editor of moving image work.
Cunningham, Glenn, 1950-2006, editor of moving image work.
Fenner, John, 1946- production designer
Sutherland, Donald, 1935- actor.
Suzman, Janet, actor.
Prochnow, Jürgen, actor.
Mokae, Zakes, actor.
Sarandon, Susan, 1946- actor.
Brando, Marlon, actor.
Ntshona, Winston, actor.
Ntshinga, Thoko, actor.
Kani, John, actor.
De Keyser, David, actor.
Harker, Susannah, actor.
Thoolen, Gerard, 1943-1996, actor.
Gambon, Michael, actor.
Pickup, Ronald, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Brink, André P. (André Philippus), 1935-2015. Droë wit seisoen
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, production company, presenter.
Star Partners II, Ltd., production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN 9781681435237
Standard No. 715515223416 (DVD container)
Music No. CC2966D The Criterion Collection

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