Blu-ray Release: The Aviator’s Wife

Blu-ray Release Date: Nov. 14, 2023
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

The 1981 inaugural film of Eric Rohmer’s (My Night at Maud’s) sparkling “Comedies and Proverbs” cycle, The Aviator’s Wife is a fleecy farce of romantic over-analysis that finds the director exploring the possibilities of handheld camerawork as he seeks a narrative expression of the opening epigraph: “It is impossible to think of nothing.”

A young man sees his girlfriend’s ex leaving her apartment one early morning, and his imagination is off to the races, as stars Philippe Marlaud and Marie Rivière (The Green Ray) introduce a younger, less perfectly articulate type of Rohmer character than those of the “Moral Tales.”

Special Features:
• Audio commentary by film historian Adrian Martin
• Trailer

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.