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Film Series : Jacques Becker

Antoine and Antoinette

Antoine et Antoinette

1947, Jacques Becker, France, 84 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 18th 4:15pm
  • Sat, Jan 19th 5:30pm
  • Tue, Jan 22nd 6:00pm

“A delightful, ebullient romantic comedy with subtle social underpinnings.”--Scott
Tobias, The A.V. Club

He’s a printing-press worker who dreams of owning a motorcycle, she’s a shop girl
whose vivaciousness is a magnet for wolves. One of the cinema’s most romantic
portraits of married life, ANTOINE AND ANTOINETTE vividly establishes the
attractive young couple’s connubial bliss, then puts it to the test via a lecherous grocer
and a lost lottery ticket. This casually revolutionary film looks forward to the New
Wave with its fluid, in-the-streets camerawork and its freewheeling directorial
flourishes. Lingering on peripheral characters and incidents, Becker’s centrifugal
style weaves a rich tapestry of everyday life around the slight but engaging story. In
French with English subtitles. DCP digital. (MR)

Note: This trailer, the best we could find, is unsubtitled. The version of the film shown at our screening(s) will be subtitled in English.

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