A Couple (Un Couple)

Showings

The Main 4 Fri, Dec 2 3:00 PM
The Main 4 Fri, Dec 2 7:10 PM
The Main 4 Sat, Dec 3 3:00 PM
The Main 4 Sat, Dec 3 7:10 PM
The Main 4 Sun, Dec 4 3:00 PM
The Main 4 Sun, Dec 4 7:10 PM
The Main 4 Mon, Dec 5 3:20 PM
The Main 4 Mon, Dec 5 7:30 PM
The Main 4 Tue, Dec 6 3:20 PM
The Main 4 Tue, Dec 6 7:30 PM
The Main 4 Wed, Dec 7 3:20 PM
The Main 4 Wed, Dec 7 7:30 PM
The Main 4 Thu, Dec 8 3:20 PM
The Main 4 Thu, Dec 8 4:50 PM
Film Info
Original Title:Un Couple
Program:New Releases
Release Year:2022
Runtime:63 min
Country/Region:France
Language:French
Print Source:Zipporah Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ORGlMcxQNM
Tags:Drama
Francophone
Romance
Historical Drama
Literature
Cast/Crew
Director:Frederick Wiseman
Producer:Frederick Wiseman
Karen Konicek
Cinematographer:John Davey
Screenwriter:Frederick Wiseman
Nathalie Boutefeu
Editor:Frederick Wiseman
Principal Cast:Nathalie Boutefeu

Description

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About the Film

Legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (Titicut Follies, La Danse) has crafted a film based on Sophia Tolstoy's diaries and letters from her husband, Leo Tolstoy, structured as a series of monologues beautifully realized by star and co-writer Nathalie Boutefeu.

A Couple is a film about a long term relationship between a man and a woman. The man is Leo Tolstoy. The woman is his wife, Sophia. They were married for 36 years, had 13 children, nine of whom survived. Each kept a diary. Although they lived together, in the same house, they wrote letters frequently to each other.

The Tolstoy’s were also a dysfunctional couple, arguing frequently and being very unhappy with each other while occasionally enjoying passionate moments of reconciliation. The film is Sophia’s monologue about the joys and struggles of their life together, loosely drawn from their letters to each other and their diary entries.

The film was shot in a beautiful garden on Belle Ile, an island off the coast of Brittany.


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