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Les amours d'Astrée et de Céladon

Éric Rohmer France, 2007

Nan Bauer's rating of the film The Romance of Astrea and Celadon

Beautiful, weird, and weirdly, beautifully erotic. The story is annoying, though seems true to the source. The way it's told is gorgeous; the costumes are all the soft colors of designer chicken eggs, the lush greens look ready to dance in barefoot. The straightforwardness of the delivery makes the silly narrative palatable, and absolutely everyone is beautiful.