Practice Makes Perfect (Le Cavaleur)

1979, 104m, 35mm, France

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Screened March 3–4, 2018

Exploring midlife crisis through a farcical looking glass, de Broca maintains his characteristic balance of laughter and pathos. Life is a symphony of women for concert pianist Jean Rochefort: manager Lila Kedrova books him solid—barely leaving him time for wife Nicole Garcia (in a César Award-winning turn), ex-wife Annie Girardot, daughter Carole Lixon, mistress Catherine Alric, old flame Danielle Darrieux, and her granddaughter Catherine Leprince et al.

In French with English subtitles

Print courtesy of University of North Carolina Moving Image Archives

A film by Philippe de Broca