Category Archives: Auteur

Conte d’Automne (An Autumn Tale)

Match-making, loneliness and re-writing the rules of love are the mellow sunsets in Éric Rohmer’s Conte d’Automne (An Autumn Tale) Continue reading

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Conte d’Été (A Summer’s Tale)

Eric Rohmer’s portrait of a young creative spirit in summertime places Gaspard (Melvil Poupard) in Dinard, a breezy seaside town in Brittany. Gaspard (a mathematics graduate) is alone with his angst, his guitar, and two objectives: to write a sea … Continue reading

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A conversation with Marie Rivière … Eric Rohmer’s intelligent adoration of women

Eric Rohmer’s Le Rayon Vert (‘The Green Ray’) and La Femme De L’Aviateur (‘The Aviator’s Wife’) are part of my summer blood. I watch them every August and in my mind they are like old friends, associated with clear night … Continue reading

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Les Innocents aux Mains Sales (Innocents with Dirty Hands)

the hollow rattle of 70s sexism … Continue reading

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Une Nouvelle Amie (The New Girlfriend)

Sexuality and gender beam fluorescent pink in François Ozon’s playful adaptation of Ruth Rendell’s short story, ‘The New Girlfriend’. Romain Duris plays David, who after the death of his wife is left to raise their baby alone. His wife’s best … Continue reading

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Dans La Maison (In the House)

Claude (Ernst Umhauer) is a lonely sixteen year-old boy with an intelligent, ghostly skin and a gift for storytelling. His talent catches the attention of Germain (Fabrice Luchini), his French literature teacher, when he submits a piece of creative writing, … Continue reading

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