The young shepherd, Céladon, is being rebuked by his fiancée, Astrée, who suspects that he is cheating on her. Through utter desperation he throws himself into a roaring torrent river sweeps him away… Eric Rohmer’s vision of doubt, hazard and love.
The most subtle and traditional of the many luminaries launched to prominence as a member of the French New Wave, Eric Rohmer is also among the movement’s most consistent and enduring talents. Basing his work upon antecedents in literature as much as those in the cinema, Rohmer made his name crafting talky, feather-light romantic comedies and chamber dramas distinguished by economical camerawork, a warmly ironic tone, an affection for youth, and a fascination with place and time. His intensely personal private life — according to legend, not even his own mother knew he was an internationally acclaimed, albeit pseudonymously named, filmmaker — has stood in direct contrast to the emotional openness of his movies, which, in intimate and illuminating detail, explore the limitless entanglements, disappointments, and possibilities facing contemporary relationships.
Born Jean-Marie Maurice Scherer on December 1, 1920, in Nancy, France, Rohmer later relocated to Paris, where he worked variously… read more
Rohmer himself synopsises the wild poetry and bucolic charm of his coda. Idyllic dalliances and digressive philosophy that pervade a sedate gentility, and which recall - outside of d'Urfé’s dictation - his Six contes moraux, or a lucid period rendition. Wry pastoral fable; but a trifling summary.
A previously unpublished article by French New Wave critic and filmmaker Luc Moullet on the cinema of Eric Rohmer.
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About fifty years ago Eric Rohmer, then a film critic, took the defense of Alfred Hitchcock, in the famous book co-written with Claude Chabrol. At that time the so-called master of suspense was gradually… read review