Metrograph Pictures

The Aviator's Wife
Director: Eric Rohmer
1981 / 106 mins / 35mm & DCP
Cast: Philippe Marlaud, Marie Rivière, Anne-Laure Meury

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Inaugurating Rohmer’s “Comedies and Proverbs” cycle, The Aviator’s Wife is a fleecy farce of romantic over-analysis that finds Rohmer exploring the possibilities of handheld camerawork in following a narrative expression of the opening epigraph, “It is impossible to think of nothing.” A young man sees his girlfriend’s ex- leaving her apartment one early morning, and his imagination is off to the races, as stars Phillippe Marlaud and Marie Rivière introduce a younger, less perfectly articulate type of Rohmer character than those of the “Moral Tales.”