Edouard and Caroline

Édouard et Caroline

Tuesday, June 13
4pm & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Jacques Becker, 1951, France, 91 min, DCP, B&W
With Daniel Gélin, Anne Vernon, Elina Labourdettel
In French with English subtitles

Nominee, 1952 BAFTA Film Award

Pianist Edouard (Daniel Gélin) and his wife Caroline (Anne Vernon) are expected at her uncle’s house for a party, but a series of fashion choices begins an all-night argument that threatens Edouard’s plans to impress the fancy guests with his musical skills. Courtesy Rialto Pictures

Has the allure of an American screwball comedy but with increased class-consciousness.
– David Mermelstein, The Wall Street Journal