deSlang presents | Blue Rascal Cinema | THE HAIRDRESSER’S HUSBAND

THE HAIRDRESSER’S HUSBAND
(Le mari de la coiffeuse) 1990
Directed by Patrice Leconte
In French with English subtitles
82 minutes

This is one of French director Patrice Leconte’s very best films, thanks to the whimsically wonderful performance of actor Jean Rochefort. It’s a film with a simple bittersweet story, taking place in the south of France. The narrative concerns a little boy who is infatuated with the local female hairdresser…and who, 40 years later is able to realize his fantasy when he impulsively marries a stunningly beautiful woman who owns a barber shop. More than just a story it is a film of faces, of glances, of hands, of sensuous atmospheres, and of music. Hypnotic and passionate, it is an ode to the capriciousness of life. It is also a film which has a wickedly quirky sense of humor.

Hairdressers husbandI should say here that this is a romantic film which remains leagues away from what american mainstream cinema considers romantic. Its absorbing because its so unique, and that’s the reason it takes you off guard. A one of a kind film which is otherworldly and magical….what can I say, its a masterpiece which will haunt you….

BLUE RASCAL CINEMA @ De Slang
Spuistraat 199
(not the small door to the houses upstairs but the large garage door to the left)
Doors open at 20.30, film starts at 21:00
Entrance: Free

 

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