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Warren Spratley's rating of the film Perceval le Gallois

Rather unbelievably, Rohmer achieves a manner of seamlessly negotiating between 12th century lyrical storytelling & 20th century modernity without resorting to blatant irony or satire. By way of flattened space & minimal decor, deceptively simple communal staging, & musical accompaniment, Rohmer evokes &, in the end, transcends Méliès. PERCEVAL ultimately leads us to religious allegory with shades of modern despair.