Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

1978, France/Belgium, 109mDCP

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Screened March 15–April 4, 2019

Blier reconvened his Going Places leading men Gérard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere for a sweeter and funnier exploration of love and its shifting configurations. Doting spouse Depardieu attempts to alleviate wife Carole Laure’s depression, even if it means opening their marriage up to accommodate school teacher Dewaere—but as it turns out, her preferred bedmate is bullied schoolboy Riton Liebman. With Michel Serrault (La Cage aux Folles) as a concerned neighbor. In the U.S., the movie won the National Society of Film Critics award for Best Picture and then the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, while back home Georges Delerue’s score earned the composer his first César Award. A Cohen Film Collection release

In French with English subtitles

Winner of the 1979 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

40th anniversary 2K restoration

Exclusive NY engagement

Our spotlight on Bertrand Blier starts March 8. Titles include Going Places, Menage, Too Beautiful for You, Buffet Froid, and more rarely screened titles.

A film by Bertrand Blier

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs makes you unreasonably happy.”

Pauline Kael