A Man and a Woman
Starring Anouk Aimée and “Amour’s” Jean-Louis Trintignant, Claude Lelouch’s much-loved “A Man and a Woman” chronicles the budding relationship between a young widow and widower who meet by chance at their children's boarding school – a romance complicated by the memories of their deceased spouses. The film – which Pauline Kael declared “probably the most efficacious make-out movie of the swinging ’60s” – is notable for its lush photography and memorable musical score by Francis Lai. “A Man and a Woman” won the Palme d’Or at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival and Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay. On its release, the New York Times’ Bosley Crowther called the film “a beautiful and sometimes breath-taking exposition of visual imagery intended to excite the emotions.” Lelouch supervised this new restoration, which screens from an archival 35mm print. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.