My Night with Maud
+ intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large
Ma Nuit chez Maud
A recently married man finds himself tempted by a free-thinking divorcée.
Dir Eric Rohmer
With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault
A devoutly Catholic engineer (Trintignant), having impulsively decided to marry a student spotted at Mass (Barrault), finds himself distracted by a free-thinking divorcée (Fabian) he’s introduced to one wintry evening. Rohmer’s (and his protagonist’s) interest in metaphysics – particularly Pascal’s wager about the rewards of faith – is translated into a gloriously physical and very witty drama about erotic temptation and resistance.
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