Le Bonheur

Le Bonheur

Le Bonheur

A young marriage is strained by an affair in this drama from celebrated French auteur Agnès Varda. Winner of the 1965 Silver Berlin Bear.

François (Jean-Claude Drouot) and his wife Therese (Claire Drouot) appear to live a contented existence in suburban Paris with their two small children. Despite this, François takes a mistress named Emilie (Marie-France Boyer) and strangely doesn't feel the slightest bit of remorse. While he feels able to justify loving both women, François's infidelity soon results in tragic real-life consequences for both him and his family.

Winner of the Interfilm Award (Varda) and the Silver Berlin Bear, 1965 Berlin International Film Festival
1965Rating: M, Sexual references79 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

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Varda fills her frames with riots of nature and colour, like Bonnard paintings come to life, and with an erotic intimacy to match, choreographing physical passion with unabashed but formally controlled delight.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

Varda fills her frames with riots of nature and colour, like Bonnard paintings come to life, and with an erotic intimacy to match, choreographing physical passion with unabashed but formally controlled delight.

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