Watershed | 11.40am | Tickets: £8.00/£6.00
dir. Pierre Etaix | France | 83mins
One of the best films from one of the greatest French filmmakers, Pierre Étaix’s (1928-2016) The Suitor is a remarkable homage to the great American silent comics, with Étaix himself in the lead role of an innocent young man still in the bosom of his family as they urge him to get out and find himself a wife.
Pierre plays a shy man whose seemingly sole focus in life is studying astrology in solitude – a pastime he often finds trying since he still lives at and studies in his parents’ house. They would rather he started dating and got married. Eager to please but not knowing how to approach women in a romantic way, he embarks on the task with a keen enthusiasm – and also a hilarious lack of skill. Hugely entertaining and remarkably inventive, The Suitor will lift your imagination and spirit. Don’t miss this rare chance to see a Pierre Étaix classic on the big screen.
Introduced by David Robinson, Director Emeritus of Giornate Cinema Muto.