Shot in 16mm, Bérénice is Rohmer’s first finished film. The film is based on a story by Edgar Allen Poe about a man who becomes obsessed with his cousin’s teeth. The film was shot at Andre Bazin’s house by Jacques Rivette, who also edited the film.
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As strange an stylistically uncharacteristic Rohmer's first film is, the basics make sense. This establishes Rohmer as a man who obsesses about people, they way they look and move. He'd spend the rest of his life attempting to document people, though thankfully with a more thorough aesthetic.
A quick note that the time is wrong on Mubi, it should be 21 minutes long.