‘The Super 8 Years,’ Due on DVD March 7, Offers Intimate Look at Life of French Writer Annie Ernaux

Kino Lorber on March 7 will release on DVD The Super 8 Years, a journey into the early life of French writer and 2022 Nobel Prize awardee Annie Ernaux.

The release carries a suggested retail price (SRP) of $19.95.

Ernaux, whose autobiographical L’Événement was adapted into the critically acclaimed film Happening, released an assortment of home movie images from 1972 to 1981 — when her first books were published, her sons became teenagers, and her husband Philippe brought an 8mm film camera everywhere they went. The resulting film takes viewers on a journey through  holidays and family rituals in suburban bourgeois France to trips abroad in Albania and Egypt, Spain and the USSR.

Supplying her own introspective voiceover, Ernaux and her co-filmmaker, her son David, guide viewers through fragments of a decade, diffuse and vivid in equal measure.