Rohmer's peers included New Wave auteurs François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard and Claude Chabrol. Among these, the reclusive writer-director was best known for his affinity for young, attractive leads and chatty scripts. His 1960s movie cycle "Six Moral Tales," along with his six "Comedies and Proverbs" in the 1980s and the "Tales of the Four Seasons" in the 1990s, are hallmarks of Rohmer's style.
My Night at Maud's (1969) earned Oscar nods for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Screenplay, and The Marquise of O (1976) won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes. Rohmer received the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion in 2001 for his contributions to the craft. He died Jan. 11, 2010.
This seemingly simple French comedy about a seaside romance boasts strong performances and unexpected depth. Continuing his "Comedies et Proverbes" series, director Eric Rohmer explores how two cousins, the inexperienced Pauline and the advice-ready Marion, juggle their summertime beaus. While Pauline learns some important lessons in love, Marion is the one who doesn't end up the wiser.
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