GET OUT YOUR HANDKERCHIEFS
| 1978 / 2019 – 108′ – Classic – Digitally restored 40th anniversary – Comedy –
Written and Directed by Bertrand Blier
Starring Carole Laure, Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Michel Serrault, Riton Liebman, Eléonore Hirt.
Academy Award Winner – Best Foreign Language Film 1978. North American Premiere (Restored Version) COLCOA French Film Festival.
In French with English subtitles.
A Cohen Media Group release.|
Solange is seriously depressed. She hardly eats, can’t sleep, gets migraines and sometimes even faints. So her dear, doting husband makes it his mission to find her a lover who will cheer her up. But even a new lover cannot lift the wan soul’s spirits… until the phlegmatic Solange takes matters into her own hands. Scandalous and triumphant, hilarious and shocking, high farce with a heavy dose of Mozart thrown in, GET OUT YOUR HANDKERCHIEFS had audiences both cheering and hissing when it was first released in 1978. The picture had the New York Film Festival selection committee at one another’s throats — was it a brilliant erotic fantasy or downright misogynistic? Yet the film opened to euphoric reviews and became a smash box-office hit. Perhaps Bertrand Blier’s most haunting and masterful comedy, the film went on to rack up an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and a César Award for Best Original Music. The National Society of Film Critics named it Best Film of the year. 40 years later, the digitally restored version made its North American Premiere at the COLCOA French Film Festival before a new U.S. release by Cohen Media Group.