Eric Rohmer

Éric Rohmer – La carrière de Suzanne AKA Suzanne’s Career (1963)

Synopsis:
In the second of Rohmer’s moral tales, he examines the relationship between two friends and a girl who at first appears easily exploited. It is a complex tale of feelings and misconceptions, acted out within the head of the main character, as part of Rohmer’s attempt to more easily simulate the mindscape quality of literature within a film. Read More »

Eric Rohmer – Cinéastes de notre temps: Le celluloïd et le marbre (1965)

An extremely rare episode of Cinéastes de notre temps directed by Eric Rohmer based of a series of articles written in Cahiers du cinema in the 1950s. Read More »

Eric Rohmer – Cinéastes de notre temps: Carl Th. Dreyer (1965)

Interview in Copenhagen with Dreyer (speaking French). Also features Anna Karina, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Henrik Malberg, Lisbeth Movin, Jørgen Roos, and Bendt Rothe. First aired 8 April 1965 on ORTF (2?). Read More »

Eric Rohmer – L’ami de mon amie AKA My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend (1987)

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Boyfriends & Girlfriends is the sixth of French director Eric Rohmer’s “Comedies et Proverbes” cycle. The sterility of the “new”, prefabricated Parisian suburb of Cergy-Pontoise is used as the backdrop for the colorful activities of the film’s five principals (literally colorful, in that each character is represented by a different hue). The dramatis personae includes Ministry of Cultural Affairs worker Blanche (Emmanuelle Chaulet); Blanche’s friend, computer school student Lea (Sophie Renoir); Lea’s beau (Eric Viellard); unregenerate “wolf” (Francois-Eric Gendron); and his lady friend, iconoclastic art student Adrienne (Anne-Laure Meury). A windsurfing weekend is the scene for an elongated shakeup and reassessment of everyone’s relationships.
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Éric Rohmer – Le genou de Claire AKA Claire’s Knee (1970)

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“Why would I tie myself to one woman if I were interested in others?” says Jerôme, even as he plans on marrying a diplomat’s daughter by summer’s end. Before then, Jerôme spends his July at a lakeside boardinghouse nursing crushes on the sixteen-year-old Laura and, more tantalizingly, Laura’s long-legged, blonde stepsister, Claire. Baring her knee on a ladder under a blooming cherry tree, Claire unwittingly instigates Jerôme’s moral crisis and creates both one of French cinema’s most enduring moments and what has become the iconic image of Rohmer’s Moral Tales. Read More »

Marie Rivière & Eric Rohmer – Le Canapé Rouge (2005)

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Synopsis:
How to stay at your lover’s side (who’s married to another woman) all day long without anyone noticing…

Cast:
Marie Rivière
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Eric Rohmer – La collectionneuse aka The Collector[+Extra] (1967)

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Synopsis
A bombastic, womanizing art dealer and his painter friend go to a seventeenth-century villa on the Riviera for a relaxing summer getaway. But their idyll is disturbed by the presence of the bohemian Haydée, accused of being a “collector” of men. Rohmer’s first color film, La collectionneuse pushes the Moral Tales into new, darker realms. Yet it is also a grand showcase for the clever and delectably ironic battle-of-the-sexes repartee (in a witty script written by Rohmer and the three main actors) and luscious, effortless Néstor Almendros photography that would define the remainder of the series. Read More »