The newly restored version of the 1992 French drama Indochine, directed by Régis Wargnier, will be released via Studiocanal on DVD, BD and EST on January 2.
The restored version of the film first premiered during the course of the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, where it screened in the Cannes Classics section. This will be the first time that the restored version of Indochine will be available to own.
Initially released in 1992, Indochine went on to win the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film in 1993. Its story is set in 1930, at the tail end of French colonial rule in Indochina, and tells the story of a widowed French woman (Catherine Deneuve) who raises a Vietnamese princess (Linh Dan Pham) as if she were her own daughter. The film also features performances by actors Vincent Perez and Jean Yanne.
The film’s original negative was digitized and restored frame-by-frame to 4k quality by L’Immagine Ritrovata in Italy, under the supervision of Studiocanal.
Extra material on the home release of Indochine will include a brand new 52 minute documentary about the film and its historical context. This documentary will feature interviews from Deneuve, Wargnier and Pérez among others.