Strange Movies from the Past (I): A Man and a Woman

“Un homme et une femme” by Claude Lelouch is a very stylish french movie from 1966. It’s a straightforward love story about two widowers who meet by accident at the boarding school of their children and fall for each other. Like with any good piece of this genre, obstacles have to be overcome and are. Race car driving plays an important role. Everything is told in the simplest possible way, with a minimum of dialogue, mostly through pictures and grandiose acting (Jean-Louis Trintignant and Anouk Aimée playing the leads). The photography, in colour and black and white, is simply amazing, there are moments that take your breath away. Very few directors now have the skill to achieve anything like that, and it has be done with a rather small budget. Großes Kino.