Friday, August 2, 2013

A Man and a Woman

A recently widowed stock car driver (Jean-Louis Trintignant) meets a beautiful young woman (Anouk Aimee), who has also just lost her spouse, at their children's school and, in spite of their fresh wounds and initial hesitance, the two embark on a relationship. Invariably reviews of Claude Lelouch's A Man and a Woman will refer to it, in one way or another, as the categorical date movie, which it assuredly is. Beyond that, it is a gorgeously photographed picture, alternating between profuse color and stark black and white stock, and features excellent work from Trintignant and Aimee.