*Les étonnements d’un couple moderne (The Discoveries of a Modern Couple)*. 1986. France. Directed by Pierre Boutron. Courtesy the Paley Center for Media

Les étonnements d’un couple moderne (The Discoveries of a Modern Couple). 1986. France. Directed by Pierre Boutron. Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière. With Delphine Seyrig, Jean Carmet, Judith Magre, Henri Garcin. In French; English subtitles

Long before crackpot survivalists became an obsession of American television (The Waking Dead, Doomsday Preppers, and on and on), Jean-Claude Carrière wrote this clever black comedy about a bourgeois couple (the always excellent Delphine Seyrig and Jean Carmet) who grow increasingly convinced that their best friends are aliens and that the Earth’s days are numbered.

  1. Thursday, June 6,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Wednesday, May 29,
    7:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies Jean-Claude Carrière.