A Summer’s Tale

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A Summer’s Tale
Eric Rohmer
Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Lenglet, Gwenaelle Simon

The plot of this 1996 film by French New Wave master Eric Rohmer, newly restored and in its first American theatrical release, centers on love at the beach. When Gaspard (Poupaud), a recent University grad, goes on vacation, multiple women start to play the role of ‘girlfriend’ for him, and his overlapping commitments start to catch up to him. Sometimes likened to Richard Linklater’s ‘Before’ series, Rohmer’s A Summer’s Tale is about the repartee and calculation and trepidation that comes with a young person’s whirlwind romance. “The Rohmer touch consists of nonchalance and effortless sensuality, not just in the people, but also in the landscape, somehow even in the air.” (Jonathan Kiefer)

website: bigworldpictures.org

DCP color
1 hour 53 minutes
release year/country
1996 France