The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog finds itself between them. The other is in one, the one is in the other and they are three. The former husband shatters everything. A second film begins: the same as the first, and yet not. From the human race we pass to metaphor. This ends in barking and a baby's cries. In the meantime, we will have seen people talking of the demise of the dollar, of truth in mathematics and of the death of a robin.
Jury Prize | Cannes IFF, France, 2014
CAST & CREW
Alain Sarde, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval
Director of Photography
Héloïse Godet, Kamel Abdelli, Richard Chevallier, Zoé Bruneau, Christian Gregori, Jessica Erickson
(born 1930, Paris, France) Attended school in Nyon, Switzerland, and at the Lycée Rohmer, and the University of Paris. During his time at the Sorbonne, he became involved with the young group of filmmakers and film theorists that gave birth to the New Wave. During outstanding career he made more than 90 films, including such masterpieces as Breathless, A Woman is a Woman, My Live One’s Life, Contempt, Pierrot le Fou, Alphaville, Masculine, Feminine, First Name: Carmen, Détective, In Praise of Love, Film Socialism.
A Coquettish Woman (1955, short), Operation Concrete (1958, short), All the Boys Are Called Patrick (1959, short), Breathless (1960), Charlotte and Her Boyfriend (1960, short), A Story of Water (1961, short), A Woman Is a Woman (1961), The Seven Deadly Sins (segment Sloth, 1961), To Live One's Life (1962), The Little Soldier (1963), RoGoPaG (segment The New World, 1963), The Riflemen (1963), Contempt (1963), Band of Outsiders (1964), The World’s Most Beautiful Swindlers (sehment The Great Swindler, 1963), A Married Woman (1964), Reporting on Orly (1964, doc.), Alphaville (1965), Six in Paris (segment Montparnasse-Levallois, 1965), Pierrot le fou (1965), Masculine Feminine (1966), Made in USA (1966), 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967), The Oldest Prpfession (Anticipation: or Love in the Year 2000, 1967), Far from Vietnam (segment Camera-Eye, 1967), La Chinoise (1967), Weekend (1967), One Plus One (1968, doc.), A Film Like the Others (1968), The Joy of Learning (1969), British Sounds (1970, doc.), Pravda (1970), Wind from the East (1970), Struggles in Italy (1971), Vladimir and Rosa (1971), Everything's Going Fine (1972), Letter to Jane (1972, doc.), Number Two (1975), Here and Elsewhere (1976, doc.), How's It Going? (1978), A Few Remarks on the Direction and Production of the Film Sauve qui peut (la vie) (1979, short), Save (Your Life) Who's Able (1980), Letter to Freddy Buache (1982, doc.), Passion (1982), Scénario du film Passion (1982, doc.), First Name: Carmen (1983), Salute Thee, Marie (1985), Detective (1985), Soft and Hard (1986, short), Meetin' Woody Allen (1986, doc.), King Lear (1987), Aria (segment Armide, 1987), Keep Your Right Up (1987), The Power of Speech (1988, short), New Wave (1990), Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991), Lest We Forget (segment Pour Thomas Wainggai, 1991), L'Enfance de l'art (1992, short), Alas for Me (1993), The Kids Play Russian (1993, short), I Salute Thee Sarajevo (1993, short), JLG/JLG: Self-Portrait in December (1994, doc.), 2 x 50 French Cinema Years (1995, short), For Ever Mozart (1996), History(s) of the Cinema (1998, short series), The Old Place (1999, short), Of the Origin of the 21st Century (2000, doc.), Elegy for Love (2001), Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (segment Dans le noir du temps, 2002), Freedom and Fatherland (2002, short), Our Music (2004), Moments Choisis de histoire(s) du cinema (2004, doc.), Ecce Homo (2006, short), True False Passport (2006, doc.), A Catastrophe (2008, short), Tribute to Eric Rohmer (2010, short), Film Socialism (2010), Les trois désastres (2013, short), Goodbye to Language (2014), The Bridge of Sighs (2014, short).