The Lovers

Paris: Nouvelles Editions de Films [NEF], 1958. Collection of twelve vintage black-and-white still photographs from the 1958 French film.

The great French director's second film, about a wealthy woman who has become bored with both her emotionally distant husband and her lover, and abruptly leaves them both to take up with a younger man she just met. After it was released in the US, the film became the subject of a landmark First Amendment case before the Supreme Court, where Justice Potter Stewart, in declaring the film not obscene, issued the immortal phrase "I know it when I see it" in regards to what constitutes pornographic material.

A story set and shot on location in France, including Paris, Dijon, Burgundy, and the Cote-d'Or.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine or better, with light toning to a few of the photographs.

Criterion Collection 58.


[Book #132901]

Price: $450.00