Two new titles are on the way from Facets Home Video; Marco Bellocchio’s disturbing The Nanny and the bizarre Last Images of the Shipwreck.
“The Nanny” begins at the dawn of the 20th century. A professor and his wife bear a child. But the wife cannot supply milk – or even love – to the child. So the professor hires an illiterate country girl as wetnurse and nanny. An explosive situation develops between the professor, the mother, the nanny, and the child.
In “Shipwreck”, an insurance agent in a mid-life crisis is trying to finish a novel. He stops a woman he thinks is about to commit suicide by throwing herself onto subway tracks. They share a meal and he finds out that the suicide act is practiced to find customers. Believing he has found the subject of his novel, he tries to pay for her story.
Neither release will have any bonus features, but both will be priced at $29.95 for a June 10th release.