Serge Bourguignon

Sundays and Cybèle

Sundays and Cybèle

In this provocative Academy Award winner from French director Serge Bourguignon, a psychologically damaged war veteran and a neglected child begin a startlingly intimate friendship—one that ultimately ignites the suspicion and anger of his friends and neighbors in suburban Paris. Bourguignon’s film makes thoughtful, humane drama out of potentially incendiary subject matter, and with the help of the sensitive cinematography of Henri Decaë and a delicate score by Maurice Jarre, Sundays and Cybèle becomes a stirring contemplation of an alliance between two troubled souls.

Film Info

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with director Serge Bourguignon and actors Hardy Krüger and Patricia Gozzi
  • Le sourire (1960), Bourguignon’s Palme d’Or–winning short documentary, with a new introduction by the director
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ginette Vincendeau

New cover by Jillian Tamaki

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Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with director Serge Bourguignon and actors Hardy Krüger and Patricia Gozzi
  • Le sourire (1960), Bourguignon’s Palme d’Or–winning short documentary, with a new introduction by the director
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ginette Vincendeau

New cover by Jillian Tamaki

Sundays and Cybèle
Cast
Hardy Krüger
Pierre
Patricia Gozzi
Françoise / Cybèle
Nicole Courcel
Madeleine
Daniel Ivernel
Carlos
André Oumansky
Bernard
Credits
Director
Serge Bourguignon
Screenplay
Serge Bourguignon
Screenplay
Antoine Tudal
Dialogue
Serge Bourguignon
Dialogue
Bernard Eschassériaux
Producer
Romain Pinès
Cinematography
Henri Decaë
Original music
Maurice Jarre
Editing
Léonide Azar
Production design
Bernard Evein

From The Current

Sundays and Cybèle: Innocent Love?
Sundays and Cybèle: Innocent Love?

In the hands of director Serge Bourguignon, a potentially sensationalistic story becomes a poetic and complex investigation of love and pain.

By Ginette Vincendeau

On Film / Essays — Oct 1, 2014
Introducing Sundays and Cybèle
Introducing Sundays and Cybèle

Sundays and Cybèle—Serge Bourguignon’s searing French drama about an unorthodox relationship between a traumatized war veteran and a young girl—was not an easy film to market. Its subject matter is difficult, and the complexity of its characte…

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Sep 30, 2014