The Suitor (Le Soupirant) by Pierre Étaix (France 1962, 81 min.).Obsessed by his scientific research, a kindhearted young Parisian from a good family gives up studying the stars at his parents’ insistence and sets out to find a wife. After observing other Casanovas, the suitor tries mimicking their techniques on his own prospects, but the results are not what he hoped for.

Happy Anniversary (Heureux Anniversaire) by Pierre Étaix (France 1962, 12 min.). Paris traffic delays a husband’s anniversary dinner with his wife in this much lighter version of a traffic jam than Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend. Winner of the 1963 Academy Award for Best Short Film.

The Films of Pierre Étaix

The Suitor preceded by Happy Anniversary

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2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
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