Dir. François Truffaut, 1977, France. 118 min. Color DCP
With Charles Denner, Brigitte Fossey, Nelly Borgeaud
In French with English subtitles
Only women attend the funeral of Bertrand Morane (Charles Denner), who spent much of his life in pursuit of new lovers—then writing about his exploits. His editor (Brigitte Fossey) retraces his life of philandering as she attempts to posthumously finish his book in François Truffaut’s nuanced comedy.
“Like almost every film Truffaut’s ever done, ‘The Man Who Loved Women’ considers some of the aspects and manifestations of love and then shakes its head—in a mixture of wonder, delight and sadness.” — The New York Times
Video: Introduction by Sam Azulys
Video introduction by Sam Azulys
Sam Azulys has a Ph.D. in Philosophy (Paris I – Sorbonne) and is a Professor in cinema at NYU Paris. He is also a film director, screenwriter and painter.
He is the author of an aesthetic essay on filmmaker Stanley Kubrick (Stanley Kubrick: a Philosophical Odyssey, Paris, Ed. de la Transparence, 2011) and of a philosophical essay about the TV series Game of Thrones.
He regularly writes articles in movie magazines and he gives lectures and conferences in different institutes.
His last short movie My Little China Girl was released in 2019. Recreation, his last play, was staged during the Avignon Festival in France. His last personal exhibition Safari Spirit – Lost Planets was hosted by the art gallery Atelier Hauteville in Paris (2018).