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840 Ratings

A Man and a Woman

Un homme et une femme

Directed by Claude Lelouch
France, 1966


A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens’ boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow/widower. Each is slow to reveal anything personal so that each revelation is hidden by a misperception.

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A Man and a Woman Directed by Claude Lelouch

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1966 | 2 wins including: Palme d'Or

Academy Awards

1967 | 2 wins including: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

1967 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1967 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

Critics reviews

…Whether Lelouch thought he was making art is debatable, and there’s nothing inherently wrong with stylish sentimentalism. A Man And A Woman has an often-lovely vibe, especially during scenes set in the front seat of an automobile. It helps that Lelouch cast two attractive, charismatic leads…
November 14, 2013
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