André Delvaux

  • André Delvaux – De Man die zijn haar kort liet knippen AKA The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1966)

    André Delvaux1961-1970BelgiumDrama
    De Man die zijn haar kort liet knippen (1966)
    De Man die zijn haar kort liet knippen (1966)

    Govert Miereveld is a schoolteacher who has an unhealthy obsession with Fran, one of his students. On the day of Fran’s graduation, Govert decides that he needs to tell her.Read More »

  • André Delvaux – Rendez-vous à Bray AKA Rendezvous at Bray (1971)

    André Delvaux1971-1980ArthouseBelgiumDrama
    Rendez vous à Bray (1971)
    Rendez vous à Bray (1971)

    In 1917, the First World War is raging. Julien is from Luxemburg, so instead of having to go to war he studies piano in Paris. One day his friend Jacques, also a musician and now a fighter pilot on the front, invites him to spend a few days in his family’s empty house in Bray. The housekeeper, a beautiful but mute woman lets Julien in, but his friend is late and he is obliged to wait. In the meantime, he starts reminiscing of the pre-war days spent with his friend and Jacques’ girlfriend Odile.Read More »

  • André Delvaux – Un soir… un train AKA One Night… a Train (1968)

    1961-1970André DelvauxBelgiumDrama

    Mathias is a Belgian linguist, living with French theatre producer Anne. After a quarrel about moral questions, they take a train to attend a congress. While Mathias sleeps, Anne disappears. The train stops in the middle of the country and Mathias gets off the train with an older man, Hernhutter, and a young one, Val. The train moves off without them being able to catch it up. They will find a village, but cannot get any help because they do not understand a word of what the inhabitants say…Read More »

  • André Delvaux – Benvenuta (1983)

    1981-1990André DelvauxBelgiumDramaRomance

    Plot Synopsis
    This complex French tale eschews a single linear narrative in favor of two parallel storylines that move freely between past and present, reality and fantasy, to chronicle a scandalous love affair between a female author and a certain man who may or may not be a fabrication and the attempts of a screenwriter, wanting to use the story for a film, to learn the truth.Read More »

  • André Delvaux – Een vrouw tussen hond en wolf (1979)

    Arthouse1971-1980André DelvauxBelgium

    The story of a woman’s love for two young men. Antwerp, 1940. Lieve marries Adriaan, a Flemish idealist who is drawn towards Germany by the occupation to the Eastern Front. She shelters the resistant François in 1942 and discovers with him what love is really about. At the liberation, she’s reunited with a bruised and sentenced Adriaan. In spite of her passion for François, she cannot bring herself to abandon him in these trying circumstances. But she slowly drifts away from her husband, while she senses that François, who is monopolized by his career, is slowly drifting away from her.Read More »

  • André Delvaux – Belle (1973)

    1971-1980André DelvauxArthouseBelgiumMystery


    Mathieu returns home. He tells no one of his encounter with the strange woman. He goes back to his studious but airless life in the archives of a provincial town, cataloging several centuries of births, marriages and deaths. Days later, he goes back to the farmhouse in the woods only to discover the mysterious woman lying in an upstairs room deliriously ill. He recklessly rushes back into town and returns with medicine and food. She recovers. Emboldened by his restorative powers, Mathieu teaches her his name and, realizing she doesn’t comprehend him, he calls her “Belle.”Read More »

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