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January 14 & 17    Austin, TX    AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY

Antoine and Antoinette Play Dates

About

France, 1947
Director
: Jacques Becker
Cast: Roger Pigaut, Claire Mafféi, Noël Roquevert
Screenwriter: Jacques Becker, Maurice Griffe, Françoise Giroud
Cinematography: Pierre Montazel
Music: Jean-Jacques Grünenwald
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 84 minutes

Synopsis:
Working class couple Antoine (Roger Pigaut) and Antoinette (Claire Mafféi) dream of a better life. In the midst of constantly fending off the unwanted attention of men, especially the grocer Monsieur Roland (Noël Roquevert), Antoinette purchases a winning lottery ticket. But when Antoine loses their ticket out of poverty, their dreams seem like they’ll remain just that.

Awards and Nominations:
Best Psychological and Romantic Film (Cannes Film Festival, 1947)

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