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3.5
553 Ratings

A Tale of Springtime

Conte de printemps

Directed by Éric Rohmer
France, 1990
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. Jeanne is open and even-tempered, a philosophy teacher at a lycée…

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A Tale of Springtime Directed by Éric Rohmer

Critics reviews

I feel almost at one with the Gene Hackman character in Arthur Penn’s Night Moves who remarks that seeing a Rohmer film “is kind of like watching paint dry.” That very nearly describes my experience of the first half hour or so of A Tale of Springtime… If the film got steadily more interesting after that, it was because I became convinced that watching paint dry can be a fairly absorbing activity, at least if the color of the paint keeps changing in the process.
November 06, 1992
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