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Dear friends of Milestone,

The Milestone Cinematheque is coming out with two new DVDs on September 26 -- 
THE BIG ANIMAL and THE CLAY BIRD. However, for those on our mailing list, you 
can order it now and receive it early! The price for each DVD is $29.95 plus 
$5.00 (75 cents for each additional DVD) for shipping and handling. For public 
screening prices, please contact us directly. Ordering information is at the 
very bottom of this email.

More information on these two films can be found below and press kits for 
each film can be downloaded at http://www.milestonefilms.com/presskits.php. 

Best regards,
Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video


THE BIG ANIMAL

“Remarkably sweet… You've never seen anything quite so hilarious -- or 
magnificent!” 
- Peter Rainer, NEW YORK MAGAZINE

“A marvelous film! Charming!” - A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES

THE BIG ANIMAL WAS SCRIPTED BY THE GREAT FILMMAKER KRZYSZTOF (Decalogue, 
Three Colors Trilogy)   KIESLOWSKI and shot in shimmering black-and-white by Pawel 
Edelman (the Oscar®-nominated cinematographer for Roman Polanski's The 
Pianist), is an inspiring film celebrating the most human of themes: love, tolerance 
and sacrifice.

The film’s director (and longtime Kieslowski actor) Jerzy Stuhr stars as 
Zygmunt Sawicki, an ordinary bank clerk in a small Polish town, who awakens one 
morning to discover a camel outside his kitchen window. As
he and his wife (Anna Dymna) grow increasingly fond of their remarkable pet, 
the animal evokes their neighbors' jealousy … and greed. Although the Sawickis 
are determined to protect their cherished friend, the townspeople and local 
bureaucrats seem bent on exploiting the great beast. The Big Animal is a 
charming fairy tale for grownups -- a wise and cautionary parable about tolerance 
that is at once funny, compassionate and heartwarming.

THE BIG ANIMAL (DUZE ZWIERZE), DIRECTOR: JERZY STUHR. POLAND. 2000. 72 
MINUTES. UNRATED. BLACK & WHITE. SCREENPLAY: KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI. CAST: JERZY 
STUHR, ANNA DYMNA, RUBIO THE CAMEL. PRODUCED BY TELEWIZJA POLSKA S.A.
$29.95 S.R.P. MILE00104 DVD UPC: 784148010441. ISBN 1-933920-03-3

BONUS FEATURES:
1) Controlled Testimonies, an interview with Jerzy Stuhr (31 minutes)
2) Rendezvous, on the set of The Big Animal (5:40 minutes)
3) Theatrical trailer
4) Milestone press kit.
5) New English subtitles.

"Miraculously, a new Kieslowski story has arrived!" - Ann Hornaday, 
WASHINGTON POST

"A bona fide miracle! A walking, talking James Thurber fantasy cartoon."
- Gerald Peary, BOSTON PHOENIX

"I would see it again in a heartbeat."
- Jeffrey M. Anderson, SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

THE CLAY BIRD

" **** Its sumptuous landscapes and moving performances by a cast of 
nonprofessionals evokes the classic art-house cinema of Satyajit Ray." -- Ty Burr, 
Boston Globe

"The acting is superb and understated, while the scenes of East Pakistan's 
waterways, buildings and village life are unforgettable." -- Jonathan Curiel, 
San Francisco Chronicle

A visually stunning, culturally fascinating, politically timely film based on 
the director's own childhood, The Clay Bird has been called one of the most 
important works to come out of the Muslim world. Set against the backdrop of 
Pakistan during the turbulent 1960s, a family is ripped apart by religious 
beliefs and civil war. Anu, a shy young boy from rural East Pakistan (now 
Bangladesh) is sent away by his father Kazi, an orthodox Muslim, to a Madrasah. Far 
from his family and the warmth of his region's vibrant Hindu festivities, Anu 
struggles to adapt to the Islamic school's harsh monastic life.

As the political divisions in the country intensify, a split develops between 
moderate and extremist forces within the Madrasah. In the village, these same 
tensions create a growing divide between the stubborn Kazi and his 
increasingly independent wife, Ayesha.

The Clay Bird is an authentic and loving portrait of Bangladesh, showing the 
country in all its color and complexity -- its seasonal beauty, rich folkloric 
traditions, extraordinary music, and pluralistic culture. Touching upon 
themes of religious tolerance, cultural diversity, and the complexity of Islam, 
Tareque Masud's poignant and moving film has a universal relevance that should 
not be missed.

THE CLAY BIRD. A FILM BY TAREQUE MASUD. PRODUCED BY CATHERINE MASUD. 
FRANCE/BANGLADESH. 98 MINUTES. COLOR. CAST: NURUL ISLAM BABLU, RUSSELL FARAZI, JAYANTO 
CHATTOPADHYAY, ROKEYA PRACHY. 
BONUS MATERIAL AND ARTWORK ©2002 MK2. ©2006 MILESTONE.
DVD UPC: 784148010342   /   ISBN 1-933920-02-5   /   MILE00103   /   $29.95 
S.R.P.

DELUXE BONUS FEATURES
1) THE MAKING OF THE CLAY BIRD VIDEO DOCUMENTARY (30 MINS.)
2) VIDEO INTERVIEWS WITH THE CAST AND CREW OF THE CLAY BIRD
3) THE THEATRICAL PRESS KIT DOWNLOADABLE ON DVD-ROM
4) THREE SONGS FROM THE SOUNDTRACK
5) STILLS GALLERY
6) THE FRENCH AND AMERICAN THEATRICAL TRAILERS

Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video / Milliarium Zero
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Harrington Park, NJ 07640
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