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1 September 2018: The Green Ray


The Green Ray
Éric Rohmer
1986 | 98 min | Colour | Digital
French with English subtitles

““Ah, for the days / That set our hearts ablaze.” Rohmer’s mid-career triumph follows a depressed, newly single Parisian secretary as she spends her summer vacation looking for happiness and true love. Starring Rohmer axiom Marie Rivière as the directionless Delphine, the film’s a masterpiece about unspoken feelings of melancholy and uncertainty, fashioned from the simplest of elements: a change in plans when a holiday falls through. It’s a rare chronicle of in-between moments and moods that’s proven hugely influential, with a glorious, unforgettable guest appearance by a sunset.” – Film Society of Lincoln Center

Part of our season on Éric Rohmer