Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

France, 1978, 108 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Bertrand Blier, Rated R, French with English subtitles

Showings

Coral Gables Art Cinema Fri, Apr 12 8:00 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Apr 13 8:00 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sun, Apr 14 1:30 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sun, Apr 14 7:15 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Mon, Apr 15 8:00 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Tue, Apr 16 8:00 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Wed, Apr 17 8:00 PM

Description

Raoul (Gérard Depardieu) so loves Solange (Carole Bouquet), his sad and lovely wife, that he’ll stop at nothing to put a smile on her face. Enter Stephane (Patrick Dewaere) a stranger in a crowded restaurant. The two men join forces (and share conjugal bed) with the listless Solange. But it takes a lark, a bullied 13-year-old math prodigy, to bring happiness to her life. The music and spirit of Mozart, a prodigy from another era is central to director Bertrand Blier’s blithely subversive conceit. Get Out Your Handkerchiefs cemented the reputation of Depardieu and Dewaere as France’s leading male duo, won Best Film from the National Society of Film Critics and the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Forty years later, impeccably restored, it remains Film’s wittiest, most endearing answer to the age-old question: what do women want?