Two Films by Claude Sautet, featuring Romy Schneider

Directed by Claude Sautet
Claude Sautet
Film Movement Classics
200 Minutes
Classics, Drama, Romance
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After working as an assistant director in the 1950s, Claude Sautet emerged out of the New Wave to become one of the most influential French directors of the 1970s, largely as a result of his memorable films starring the internationally-famous actress Romy Schneider, whose own career was revived through their collaborations.

In Les Choses de la vie (1970) and César et Rosalie (1972) – featuring Schneider paired with leading men Michel Piccoli and Yves Montand respectfully – Sautet creates, along with screenwriter Jean-Loup Dabadie and cinematographer Jean Boffety, two haunting yet romantic films that embody the struggles and privileges of the rising middle class in late-20th century France.