The Aviator's Wife (La femme de l'aviateur)
The Aviator's Wife (La femme de l'aviateur) (1981)

Franois, a young student working nights as a postman, is in love with a slightly older woman, Anne. One day, he sees Anne's former lover, a pilot named Christian, leaving Anne's apartment in the morning. Despite Anne's… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1981
DVD Release Date: June 15, 1999
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

In astute, luminous jaunts through city streets and parks, Rohmer constructs an exquisite web of coincidences that he elevates into a sort of destiny.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A perfect film.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It also contains a wonderful, quiet wit, and a view of its characters that could be called affectionate anthropology,

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The Aviator's Wife is a delightful study of self-absorbed individuals enslaved to their own misreadings of events.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

This pragmatism doesn't necessarily foster clarity, however. If anything, it makes the material seem thin.