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Tony Richardson's Mademoiselle comes to BFI Dual Format in September

4 September 2020

Directed by Tony Richardson (Tom Jones, The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Border), and featuring a powerful central performance from Jeanne Moreau, Mademoiselle is a mesmerising psychological drama, and an artistic, disturbing exploration of the darkest of carnal desires. The film is to be released on Blu-ray and DVD in a Dual Format edition later this month, with extras including a newly commissioned audio commentary by Adrian Martin and the 1982 BFI Production Board film Doll’s Eye. This will be the first time Mademoiselle has been available on Blu-ray in the UK.

An enigmatic and malign school teacher (Jeanne Moreau, Jules et Jim) torments the residents of a small French village with seemingly motiveless acts of violence and destruction. When her erotic obsession with an ostracised outsider causes her behaviour to become yet more extreme, tensions in the community reach boiling point – but will the villagers see beyond their prejudices?

Mademoiselle Blu-ray cover art

Mademoiselle will be released on UK Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) by the BFI on 21 September 2020 at the RRP of £19.99.


  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Newly commissioned feature-length audio commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin
  • Doll’s Eye (1982, 75 mins): making its home video debut, this gritty, powerful BFI Production Board feature from director Jan Worth incisively examines contradictory male attitudes towards women in 1980s Britain.
  • Keith Skinner: Remembering Mademoiselle (2020, 36 mins): the actor and historian discusses his work on the film
  • Image gallery
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by Jon Dear and Neil Young. Also includes writing on Jean Genet (who wrote the screenplay) by Jane Giles and an essay by Jan Worth on Doll’s Eye

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