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Le rayon vert

Éric Rohmer Perancis, 1986

Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film The Green Ray

Naturalistic to the point of intrusion, Rohmer's typically relaxed, conversational film, tackles weighty themes such as depression, alienation & anxiety, but in a way so subtly communicated that the pain & yearning felt by his character is almost missed. Marie Rivière is the woman unable to connect to the people around her, but so deeply connected to the natural world that it overwhelms her at every turn. Astounding.