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3.7
203 Ratings

Perceval le Gallois

Directed by Éric Rohmer
France, West Germany, 1978
Romance, Drama

Synopsis

A drama adaptation of a poem dating from the 12th Century from Chrétien de Troyes, Perceval le Gallois is a unique film that chronicles Perceval’s knighthood, maturation and eventual peerage amongst the Knights of the Round Table.

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Perceval le Gallois Directed by Éric Rohmer

Awards & Festivals

César Awards

1980 | 2 nominations including: Best Cinematography

Viennale

2010

Critics reviews

It captures the essence of its medieval trappings like no other film, yet it does so without ever presuming or pretending to recreate a historical period about which we know relatively little.
October 25, 2018
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Like so many of Rohmer’s films, it’s a story of one character’s sometimes awkward negotiations of the intricacies and rules that govern human relations. And in Perceval, Rohmer’s distinctive generosity toward his characters, some of them highly flawed, is as much evident as it is in all his other films. So while Perceval may look and sound unlike any of this director’s other films, it sits well within the Rohmerian tradition.
March 17, 2017
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I am glad I hadn’t watched the film until recently. For what had stayed with me over the years was the oneiric trace of nothing like I had ever seen in a cinema, especially a card-carrying art house of the inner city suburbs. Like a medieval mystery play, its highly stylised mise en scène was stripped to the bone.
November 20, 2016
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