A Man and a Woman (1966)

Director
Claude Lelouch

Main cast
Jean-Louis Trintignant; Anouk Aimée; Pierre Barouh; Valérie Lagrange; Simone Paris

Genres
Drama, Romance

Description
A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow/widower. Each is slow to reveal anything personal so that each revelation is hidden by a misperception. They become friends, then close friends, and then she reveals that she can't have a lover because, for her, her husband's memory is still too strong. Much of the film is told wordlessly in action, or through hearing one of their thoughts as they go about their day.


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