Michael Cimino, an American mirage: JB Thoret's documentary road-movie soon on Blu-Ray and DVD

At the start of 2020, director Jean-Baptiste Thoret takes a small team with him on an extraordinary trip to the United States. Two months of filming which looks as much like a cinephilic pilgrimage as the continuity of a journey initiated ten years earlier alongside an immense filmmaker, a major figure in New Hollywood: Michael Cimino.

First stop: the small steel town of Mingo Junction (Ohio) which goes back in time through the priceless memories of its inhabitants during the filming in 1978 of Journey to the End of Hell (click to discover our review of JB Thoret, exactly).

Ciminian mirages and Thorian road-trip

As many incredible and touching encounters (John Savage moved to tears listening to Cavatina by Stanley Myers or Stanley White, the policeman who inspired the character of Mickey Rourke in The Year of the Dragon in 1985), as spaces traveled in search of Ciminian mirages that forever imprint the history of America.

Notice to movie buffs and others

Announced on Blu-Ray and DVD June 6 at Potemkine, Michael Cimino, an American Mirage is offered in English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 with French subtitles, in 2.39 aspect ratio .

In addition, previously unseen sequences from the film with commentary by JB Thoret, Retour à Mingo: conversation between Philippe Rouyer and the director (50 minutes), the film's music and a 36-page booklet. Indicative prices: €19.99 (Blu-Ray) and €16.90 (DVD).

Parisian dedications with director JB Thoret

Finally, director JB Thoret will be present at the Potemkine boutique in Paris for a meeting on Wednesday 06/14 at 6:30 p.m. around his film Michael Cimino, an American mirage.