A Monday Nights with Oscar presentation
A Man and A Woman (UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME) (1966)
With Special Guest Anouk Aimée
Presented in partnership with To Save and Project: The 10th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
Born Françoise Dreyfus in France, Anouk Aimée began her film acting career at the age of fourteen in the film "La maison sous la mer." Taking the name Anouk from the character she played, she later became Anouk Aimée at the suggestion of screenwriter Jacques Prévert. Aimée worked steadily throughout Europe during the 1950s and ’60s, appearing in such films as "La Dolce Vita," "The Joker," "Lola" and "Federico Fellini’s 8½."
In 1966, she was propelled to international stardom and received an Academy Award nomination for her sensitive work in Claude Lelouch’s "A Man and a Woman." The poignant story of a young widow who has a romance with a race-car driver, played by Jean-Louis Trintignant, the film is noted for its visual imagery and Francis Lai’s memorable score. Aimée, Trintignant and Lelouch later reunited for the 1986 film "A Man and a Woman: Twenty Years Later."
This new print of "A Man and a Woman" is from the Academy Film Archive and was created as part of the recently announced Film-to-Film project, an initiative to create and acquire new archival film prints for conservation, research and exhibition. The Academy Film Archive has created prints of almost 400 titles since the initiative’s inception in 2011.
Academy Award winner: Foreign Language Film (France), Writing – Story and screenplay written directly for the screen (Story by Claude Lelouch; Screenplay by Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven)
Academy Award nominee: Actress (Anouk Aimée), Directing (Lelouch)
- October 15, 2012
Academy Theater at Lighthouse International