A Couple (Un couple)

A Couple (Un couple)

Directed by Frederick Wiseman
(France/USA, 2022, digital, in French with English subtitles)

Surprisingly, the latest film by Frederick Wiseman is not an observational documentary, the style for which he is known. Instead, A Couple is a portrait of love and marriage inspired by the letters of writer and artist Countess Sophia Behrs (1844–1919). She was married to author Leo Tolstoy and had 13 children with him while enduring his infidelities. Reciting from her letters in a one-woman performance, Nathalie Boutefeu is mesmerizing. With this feature, the MFAH continues its commitment to presenting each new film by Wiseman, whose 93rd birthday is coming up on January 1, 2023.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

A Couple (Un couple)

Directed by Frederick Wiseman
(France/USA, 2022, 63 minutes)
Lynn Wyatt Theater


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