FILM FORUM presents ANTOINE AND ANTOINETTE

FILM FORUM presents ANTOINE AND ANTOINETTE

ANTOINE AND ANTOINETTE

A slice of Parisian working class life, as struggling Roger Pigaut dreams of a motorcycle, while wife Claire Mafféi occasionally blows a sou or two on a silly lottery ticket… but what if they actually won? A triumph of the unsung Becker’s gift for pure narrative. The only film ever to be awarded Cannes’ Prix du meilleur film psychologique et d’amour—Best Psychological and Love Film!

“A FILM OF GREAT, CHARM, ZEST AND ATMOSPHERE..”
– John Gillet, BFI

“Becker depicts the couple warmly and tenderly, and frankly displays their hearty and vigorous eroticism (not least, in closeups of a frank, tactile ardor).”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“A PLAYFUL AND TENDER WORKING CLASS ROMANCE.”
– Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice

DIRECTED BY JACQUES BECKER

FRANCE | 1947 | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A RIALTO PICTURES RELEASE

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FILM FORUM presents ANTOINE AND ANTOINETTE

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