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Le genou de Claire

Éric Rohmer Francja, 1970

sister chromatid's rating of the film Claire's Knee

The characters, dialogue, and impossibly gorgeous setting of this film are all admirable, to be sure, but what I find absolutely enchanting is the way in which Rohmer creates such an intensely erotic moment of something so indirectly sexual (here, and in his other films as well). Hollywood's blatant, excessive portrayals of sensuality simply can't stand up to the effortless way Rohmer depicts human desire and longing