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Conte de Printemps (A Tale of Springtime)

Conversation in Eric Rohmer’s Conte de Printemps is as free as bugs buzzing in tall meadow grasses: a waking-up to truth, and the falling away of wintertime misunderstandings. First in the series Contes des Quatre Saisons (Tales of Four Seasons), … Continue reading

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Conte d’Hiver (A Winter’s Tale)

Eric Rohmer reinvents fairytale with grey cold, charming chattering and the hopes of an ordinary woman. Neither Grimm nor Disney, greedy witch or shallow promise, Rohmer’s magic rests in the day-to-day and a heart’s steadfast belief that something, contrary to … Continue reading

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L’Amour l’Après-Midi (Love in the Afternoon)

It’s a small, claustrophobic world in which Frédéric (Bernard Verley) moves. He has his family at home, and his work in the office. The Paris streets are busy and full of attractive women and with all the strength and passion … Continue reading

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Nadja à Paris

Eric Rohmer’s early short film is a sweet, fresh postcard from 1960s Paris, written and narrated by American/Yugoslav exchange student Nadja Tesich who is preparing a thesis on Proust. Rohmer devotes the full 12 minutes to Nadja walking the streets … Continue reading

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Charlotte et Son Steak

The simple preparation of a steak by a woman intellectually resistant to the dry charm of an intense man (played by Jean-Luc Godard) comprises this neat 10-minute short, directed and written by Eric Rohmer at the very beginning of his … Continue reading

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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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Pauline à la Plage (Pauline at the Beach)

Summertime fascination, Eric Rohmer-style, is a gentle flirtatious breeze, one that carries early-eighties sexuality and casual connections on the shore of a wild-Atlantic heart. Third in the ‘Comedies and Proverbes’ series, Pauline à la Plage follows fifteen-year old Pauline (Amanda … Continue reading

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Marie Rivière et l’adoration profonde d’Eric Rohmer pour les femmes

Eric donne les rôles principaux à des femmes qui sont parfois indépendant du rôle des hommes. Mais pourquoi? Peut-être qu’il est plus à l’aise avec les femmes. Peut-être qu’il transmet sa part féminine. Parce que ça se rapporte toujours à lui : la solitude, l’idéal, les pensées. (Marie Rivière) 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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