A Man and a Woman(1966)

  • Dir: Claude Lelouch

  • France, 1966, 102min

  • Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Anouk Aimée, Pierre Barouh

On its 50th anniversary, Claude Lelouch’s lyrical film remains as strangely unfettered from emotional artifice as it was in 1966. Race car driver Jean-Louis (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and script girl Anne (Anouk Aimée), both widowed, meet at their respective children’s boarding school in Deauville. Anne’s acceptance of Jean- Louis’ offer to drive her back to Paris marks the start of a reluctant relationship, one marked by reminiscences of their late spouses. Lelouch’s use of different film stocks gives the film its signature mix of black-and-white, color and toned sequences. With his intuitive camerawork, the partially improvised script and Francis Lai’s memorable score, A Man and A Woman has as much to say about love in the modern age as it does about cinema.

1966 Cannes Film Festival, Palme d’Or

1967 Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

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4. For the sold-out screenings at HK Arts Centre and HK Film Archive, a limited number of standing tickets are available at the URBTIX Outlets of the respective venues 30 minutes prior to the screening time. Seating is not guaranteed and subject to availability 30 minutes after the screening time. Each person can purchase 1 standing ticket. The availability of standing tickets is subject to change without prior notice.

5. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till 1 hour prior to the respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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