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'A Man and a Woman': Anouk Aimée at New York Screening

Anouk Aimee A Man and a WomanA Man and a Woman: Anouk Aimée to attend New York City screening of Claude Lelouch classic

A Man and a Woman / Un homme et une femme, Claude Lelouch's romantic drama starring Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant, will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with To Save and Project: The 10th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation. The 1966 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or and Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award winner will be screened on Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City.

Anouk Aimée, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance as a widow in love with race-car driver Trintignant, is scheduled to attend the screening. A new print of A Man and a Woman, created as part of the recently announced Film-to-Film project, will be provided by the Academy Film Archive.

A Man and a Woman: Surprising Best Original Screenplay Oscar victory

Best remembered for its two leads, its dreamy black-and-white, sepia-toned, and color cinematography (also by Claude Lelouch), and especially Francis Lai's ba da ba da da da da da da score, the thinly plotted A Man and a Woman earned Lelouch and Pierre Uytterhoeven a surprising Best Original Screenplay Oscar. (“It has practically no story,” said Variety.) Lelouch was also nominated in the Best Director category, but Francis Lai went nominationless. And so did Lelouch the cinematographer.

Jean-Louis Trintignant was also left out of the Oscar 1966 race, but the veteran Trintignant is a strong contender for the Oscar 2013 race for his performance as Emmanuelle Riva's husband and Isabelle Huppert's father in Michael Haneke's Amour. Earlier this year, Amour won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and it's Austria's submission for the 2013 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

A Man and a Woman sequel disappointed

A sequel to hugely successful A Man and a Woman, A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later, came out in 1986. Though directed by Lelouch, and marking the return of Jean-Louis Trintignant and Anouk Aimée, the film was considered a disappointment.

The Academy Theater at Lighthouse International is located at 111 East 59th Street in New York. Tickets are available online, by mail and at the door (subject to availability). For more information on the A Man and a Woman screening, call 212.821.9251 or email AcademyNYC@oscars.org.

Variety quote via Damien Bona and Mason Wiley's Inside Oscar.

A Man and a Woman Anouk Aimée photo: Courtesy of AMPAS.

         
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