TIME OF ROSES (LIMITED EDITION) BLU-RAY


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Finnish director Risto Jarva’s fascinating, futuristic sci-fi mystery is set in a dystopian, Pop Art-designed world of gleaming white towers, Sony video monitors and inflatable furniture, where the beautiful inhabitants all dress as Edie Sedgwick-like pixie sprites or medieval page boys out of LOGAN’S RUN. A historian of late 20th century culture - “before class boundaries were abolished” – named Raimo (Arto Tuominen) is researching the death many years earlier of a free-spirited erotic model named Saara (Ritva Vepsä) who died under mysterious circumstances. (She caused a public scandal by asking three of her wealthy, powerful lovers to pay for an abortion). Raimo finds Saara’s identical double – an earthy, uninhibited engineer named Kisse (also played by Vepsä) -- and tries to convince her to re-enact Saara’s life and death for TV. Director Jarva was one of Finland’s most acclaimed fiction filmmakers and documentarians before he was tragically killed in an auto accident returning from a screening in 1977. His fabulously quirky vision of Future World, with its fragmented & abstract political conversation and semi-orgies (all waving hands and sitar music!) would have delighted both Andy Warhol and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

FEATURES:
Region A Blu-ray
RISTO JARVA, TYÖTOVERINI (RISTO JARVA, MY COLLEAGUE), 1984, 59 min., dir. Antti Peippo – a rarely-seen Finnish TV documentary featuring archival interview footage of Jarva and clips from his films
Two of Jarva’s brilliant, unconventional short films from the 1960s: his wildly satirical deconstruction of TV advertising, “Pakasteet” (Frozen Foods), 1969, 15 min. , and his Mod / Pop Art-influenced documentary “Computers Serve” (Tietokoneet palvelevat), 1968, 14 min.. (Both in Finnish with English subtitles.)
Deleted scene and original song "The Swallow Tower" (Pääskytorni) performed by Otto Donner cut from TIME OF ROSES
Original trailer
New commentary by film critic, professor and programmer Olaf Möller
New essay by filmmaker and critic Ville Suhonen of the Risto Jarva Association
Newly translated extracts from Risto Jarva’s writings
Blu-ray authoring by David Mackenzie of Fidelity In Motion
English SDH subtitles

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