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Friday, December 9, 2016

Cannes film festival celebrated the half-century “Men and women”


At the 69th Cannes film festival honored the film “a man and a woman” of Claude Lelouch. He shot 50 years ago.

A scene from the movie “Man and woman” of Claude Lelouch

Actually, and submit it in addition to the Director there was nobody there. Anouk aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant could not come. Them for 80.

In the sixtieth years the perfect love was black and white, without words, to the music of Leah Francis. For today’s youth is obscure. And the people of that time, hearing the chorus “Sha BA da BA da”, will immediately understand that we are talking about the movie “Man and woman”. Now it is hard to understand, but then love so has not been removed. For residents of the Soviet Union in addition to bright feelings towards it was mixed with unattainable images of Paradise overseas: sports car on the sandy beaches of Normandy, the characters in the scarce coats. This could be only in the movies, but never in real life. Although it is in life when incredible things happen, we often say, “Like a movie”.

The year 1965. A young, aspiring filmmaker Claude Lelouch on the limit drove his car to the North of Normandy, with the intent to commit suicide. His last film flopped, and what to do next he did not know. The road ended and the car stopped on the sandy beach of Deauville. Strength was gone, and the unfortunate Director was asleep in his car. In the morning, opening his eyes, he saw that the fog dissipates. On the beach in the distance appeared the figure of an elegant woman with a child and a dog. This picture seemed so beautiful that Claude went after the running, and his head was born the script. No pen or pencil at hand was not, and so as not to lose his mind, he stopped at a roadside cafe and started to write the script. After 48 hours the love story of two lonely hearts was finished. Began the search for money. A big success was meeting with a producer who bought colour films for canadian television. The title of the painting he liked, and an amount equal to Euro 250.000 modern, was issued. But the money still was not enough, the film lacked, and Director saved at all. Exterior footage was shot on color film, and interior – black-and-white. The main role the Director wanted to invite Romy Schneider, but decided not to. Agreed young actors Anouk aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant.

The shooting lasted for 13 days. Claude Lelouch himself mounted, refusing all academic units. He found his amazing rhythm, connecting faces, landscapes, feelings. Written for two days the scenario has revived the interest in the Director, who became one of the most famous French filmmakers. In 1966, Claude Lelouch received the “Palme d’or” in Cannes, the award “Oscar” for best foreign film and one Oscar for best screenplay, as well as more than forty other awards. Pair Trintignant – aimé will become iconic, the most beautiful one in the cinema at the time. Landmark will be the music of Francis Lei, sounded in the movie. She will be as famous as the movie itself. Claude Lelouch has erected to the rank of the most talented Directors of his time. He, as no one knows how to tell a fabulous, poignant and at the same time absolutely real romantic love stories.

Came out before the film in Cannes Lelouch said, “Nobody can love a movie more than, so I’ll always take it off”. “I constantly live in Normandy,” continued Lelouch, and in Paris only to come to his office. The most wonderful time in Deauville – December. Day short. Tides of late. And twilight is the most beautiful time for lovers. You can walk along the sandy beach and wooden boardwalk arm in arm, then to remember these moments all your life.”

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