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Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak
Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak
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PRESENTATION, OR CHARLOTTE AND HER STEAK

Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak

Directed by Éric Rohmer
France, 1960
Short, Romance, Comedy

Synopsis

Before leaving to catch her train, Charlotte goes to her apartment for a quick snack–a steak. Walter accompanies her; the little time Charlotte will take to prepare and eat her steak, however, represents the man’s last opportunity to patch things up with her.

Synopsis

Before leaving to catch her train, Charlotte goes to her apartment for a quick snack–a steak. Walter accompanies her; the little time Charlotte will take to prepare and eat her steak, however, represents the man’s last opportunity to patch things up with her.

Our take

Shot as a silent film by Éric Rohmer in 1951, this short, delightfully DIY drama is a notable precursor to the Nouvelle Vague—starring a 21 year-old Jean-Luc Godard! Later remixed in 1961, Presentation… also features the voices of two future French stars: Stéphane Audran and Anna Karina.