Vanity Fair announced their “Top 25 Greatest Movies About Love” and it is a great list. I have seen the majority of these films but would make two changes: remove Remains of the Day, and add the 1966 French Drama/Romance A Man and a Woman. Directed by Claude Lelouch and written by Pierre Uytterhoeven, the film stars Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pierre Barouh.
The film is about a young widow and widower who meet by chance at their children’s boarding school and whose budding relationship is complicated by the memories of their deceased spouses. The film is notable for its lush photography, featuring frequent segues between full color, black-and-white, and sepia-toned shots, and for its memorable musical score by Francis Lai. Most of the film is told wordlessly through action or through hearing one of their thoughts as they go about their day.
What is your opinion on the list? What’s your favorite?