Saturday, August 21, 2010

Monmarte 15-40

Un homme et une femme (1966) – Claude Lelouch
A beautiful classic French movie with a lovely paysage at the background which reminds me one of my lovely trips there, to Deauville and Honfleur.It makes itself one of my favorite French movies with its photography changing from black-and-white to colors and to very beautiful sepia-tones (even the reason is that shooting a black-and-white movie was much cheaper back then). It’s also the first movie of Claude Lelouch that I’ve seen. It’s especially very famous with its memorable song and shot with a little budget. Its rich photography makes it even more successful when you think that it is a 1960s movie. It’s a classical French love story with two widows that meet by chance (or by fate if you call it) in one of the nicest French town Deauville. The movie has a remarkable acting besides its photography. The main actors are adorable Anouk Aimée and handsome Jean-Louis Trigenant. Some scenes make you to think that they didn’t have a script but they created the scene spontaneously. It’s not an abandoned-to-pure-romantism Worth to see if you miss to see old romantic French-love-story movies. There is also a sequel of the movie that I haven’t seen yet but will see soon. It’s shot after 20 years later with a name “Un homme et une femme, 20 ans déjà” and casting again Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trigenant.

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