A Tale of Winter
Jan 16 - Jan 18
(Eric Rohmer, 1992, France, DCP, 114 min)
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Friday, Jan 16 at 08:00PM
Saturday, Jan 17 at 03:00PM
Saturday, Jan 17 at 07:00PM
Sunday, Jan 18 at 03:00PM
Sunday, Jan 18 at 07:00PM
A Tale of Winter, one of Eric Rohmer's most genial and audacious films, displays his characteristic delight in surprise and paradox. Winter, not spring, is seen as the season of rebirth and renewal, and its tale begins on a sunny beach.
A young couple, Félicie and Charles, meet while on holiday and fall deeply in love. In a fatal slip, she gives him the wrong address, and, as a result, he disappears from her life. Five years later, Félicie is a hairdresser in the Paris suburbs with a daughter and two lovers. Félicie is one of the most fascinating in Rohmer's distinguished line of heroines: impulsive, independent, thoughtlessly frank, disarmingly sincere, at once exasperating and enchanting.
"Eric Rohmer is the romantic philosopher of the French New Wave, the director whose characters make love with words as well as flesh He is at once a realist (his characters behave as people actually do) and a practitioner of subtle magic realism..." Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"This is Rohmer at his very best, effortlessly and unsentimentally charting the absurd complexities of human psychology... It has, as ever, enormous compassion, wit and insight, and its ending is exquisitely affecting." Time Out London
"tender, exquisitely gracefulnearly perfect." Washington Post
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