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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this is a film that me and my lady have seen together quite a few times projected on the big screen.. Its easily a film i will watch if i'm feeling uninspired and cynical about cinema.. this film like Godard's "Breathless", reminds me about the poetry, beauty, and fun, of film and filmmaking..
Some Sundays start well and end badly. It's hard to believe- It's crazy to refuse happiness. If I had to go through this again, What would I do? Is there anything else I could do? To see her for months on end as a pal. What happens? You end up being pals, maybe. She wired, 'I love you.' Admit it boy, you just don't understand women.
I saw this film by accident. I had bought a pirate copy of Godard's Une Femme Est Une Femme from a street vendor in Chennai (Chennai's a strange place, it's easier to find foreign french films on the street than it is to find the new Star Trek movie).
As a result, I still have yet to see a Godard film, but boy did I love this movie. It's very slow, but it is now considered the precursor to all music videos.
Equal parts a celebration and a meditation on love, the film is told in mostly vivid, lush montage set to achingly romantic music. It filled my heart to its brim and also made it hum with a melancholy tinge. At one point, it made me break into a wide smile. A film of total beauty told in the language of pure cinema. Just absolutely fantastic.