Directed by Bertrand Tavernier • 1977 • France
Starring Christine Pascal, Michel Piccoli, Michel Aumont
One of director Bertrand Tavernier’s most personal stories centers on successful filmmaker Bernard Rougerie (Michel Piccoli), who, while working on his latest project, suffers a creative block that leads him to separate from his wife and take a new apartment. There, he finds himself drawn into an affair with new neighbor Anne (Christine Pascal) while joining fellow residents in their fight against their unscrupulous landlord. Throughout, Tavernier balances an intimate story of love and creativity with commentary on class and gender dynamics.