Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Préparez vos mouchoirs

Introduction by Bingham Bryant

Online: Tuesday, October 12—Monday, October 18, 2021

In Person: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
4 & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Bertrand Blier, 1977, France. 108 min. Color DCP
With Gérard Depardieu, Carole Laure, Patrick Dewaere
In French with English subtitles

Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, and Carole Laure star in this sweet and funny exploration of love and its shifting configurations. Doting spouse Raoul attempts to alleviate the depression of his wife Solange, and on a whim decides to open their marriage up to accommodate school teacher Stéphane. The bookish Stéphane fails to cheer Solange—who instead turns her attention to a brainy 13-year-old, Christian.

Bertrand Blier’s audacious sex comedy won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

The purest expression of Blier’s comic métier, treating naughty ideas with the straightest of faces.” — Robert Abele, LA Times

Exuberant and highly inventive.” — Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Very funny, very wise & happily subversive.” — Newsweek

Introduction by Bingham Bryant

Bingham Bryant is a director, producer, writer and film programmer based in New York City.

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    • His most recent film, Foreign Powers, world-premiered at the New York Film Festival in 2019. He is currently in post-production on a short documentary about art collector and writer Adrian Dannatt.