Cannes: After 53 years, an Oscar-winning love movie continued - photo
More than half a century after the Cannes premiere of "A Man and a Woman," director Claude Lelouch, along with the original cast, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Anouk Aimée, produced and presented another sequel to the legendary 72nd Cannes i festival.
As early as 1986, Claude Lelouch shot the first sequel to the film, titled A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later, also premiered in Cannes, with Jean-Louis Trintignant and Anouk Aimée in the lead.
On Saturday night, the audience welcomed the cast of Les Plus belles années d'une vie (The Most Beautiful Years of Life), humming the world-famous theme song of the 1966 film. The film, which was long applauded by the audience, was screened outside the competition.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I don't know how to say thank you. Anyway, thanks, Jean-Louis, thanks, Anouk. It is thanks to you that this miracle has happened, and I am very fortunate to have been able to go to the movie
Claude Lelouch marched with 87-year-old Anouk Aimée on the red carpet of the festival palace, joined by 88-year-old Jean-Louis Trintignant at the top of the stairs.
Trintignant returned to filming in 2012 after a 14-year hiatus, starring Michael Haneke in Love, which was written specifically for him by the Austrian director.
The actor announced a year ago that he was struggling with prostate cancer and no longer wanted to stand in front of cameras because he felt he was no longer physically capable of being stressed. However, Lelouch's request was inadmissible to him, but he did make a final film.
The show also features two child actors from the 1966 production, Antoine Sire and Souad Amidou, who will be featured in the sequel, as well as actresses Monica Bellucci and Marianne Denicourt.
The sequel was also filmed on the Deauville beach in northern France, where she recorded the 1966 Golden Palm of Cannes and two Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay. The former film stars once again the two widows who once fell in love and will meet again after 53 years. Former racing driver, designed by Jean-Louis Trintignant, lives in a nursing home, suffers from dementia, but still "remembers" and meets him again in Normandy.