underground cinema

The aviators wife

4 juli 20:30 - 23:00

THE AVIATOR'S WIFE (1981)
(La femme de l'aviateur)
Directed by Éric Rohmer
104 minutes
In French with English subtitles


Éric Rohmer is certainly one of the greatest filmmakers of the last century, envisioning his own special kind of cinema, both subtle and engaging, simple and thoughtfully complex. There is just something magical about his films, something mysterious which you can't put your finger on. Sublime storylines and thoughtful conversations. Everyday characters that are a wonderful antidote to the sexed-up, hyper-glamorized stars in Hollywood films. These are real people just like us... and hey, they aren't boring, they're fascinating.


It's best to let the story unfold for itself, but the premise of this film centers on François, a young student working nights as a postman, who accidentally discovers his girlfriend is cheating on him. He is surprised,confused and devastated. He then decides to set out to investigate why she has betrayed him. The Aviator's Wife is based on the French proverb "It's impossible to think about nothing" and this theme is explored by two couples who are driven to analyze and over-analyze their own relationships. It stars Philippe Marlaud and Marie Rivière. In this film Rohmer definitely depicts the sweet moments of life, but also the darker ones... it's a film about drifting and yearning.

Rohmer started out his film career by making a cycle of films based on morality and relationships, and then a decade later he began a new cycle based on old proverbs. His style changed, he went back to his roots, creating this film with little money, using a lightweight camera, direct sound, 16mm film stock, a small crew, and shot it on the streets of Paris.

DATUM EN TIJD | DOORS OPEN AT 20.00 | MOVIE STARTS AT 20.30 | TICKETS 3,- | PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ARRIVE BEFORE 20.15 TO BE CERTAIN OF A SEAT!

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