Cinema: The Seven Ages of Woman

Love and the Frenchwoman (Auerbach; Kingsley International) is a plaster-of-Paris whale (2 hr. 23 min.) of a picture from the French Old Wave—artificial but amusing. In form, the film is a cinemanthology of seven short subjects, each written by a famous French novelist or scenarist, each directed by a different man, each played by different actors, and intended altogether to dramatize the seven ages of woman. In effect, it is the usual shallow but intelligent French discussion, toujours gai and sometimes icily ironic, of what makes the world go round.

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