A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their children's boarding school. Finding out that each is a widow/widower, they slowly get acquainted, but both are reluctant to reveal anything personal so that each revelation is hidden by a misperception. They become friends, then close friends, until she reveals that she can't have a lover because the memory of her husband is still too strong.
Palme d’Or – Cannes Film Festival, 1966
Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film – The Academy Awards, 1966