Cinema: New Frontiers

GET OUT YOUR HANDKERCHIEFS Directed and Written by Bertrand Blier

Imagine Truffaut's Jules and Jim with Laurel and Hardy in the title roles. Imagine Bunuel's Tristana with a new screenplay by Henry Miller. Imagine—well, what's the point? There really isn't any way to anticipate the special charms of Get Out Your Handkerchiefs. This rhapsodic French comedy about men, women and sex is an honest-to-God original with its own challenging brands of humor, style and wisdom. It is the first revolutionary film to come out of France since the decline of the New Wave in the late '60s.

Bertrand Blier, 39, is...

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