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6 September 2018: An Autumn Tale


An Autumn Tale
Éric Rohmer
1998 | 110 min | Colour | Digital
French with English subtitles

"The last of Rohmer’s “Tales of the Four Seasons” (1990-98), the quartet which would be his final series, Autumn Tale is a magisterial late work – gentle, autumnal and mellow – that remains among the director’s very finest. In contrast to the dominant emphasis on youth in so much of his previous work, Rohmer now focuses instead on two middle-aged friends, played by his two favorite actresses, Marie Rivière and Béatrice Romaine, as the heroines of an intriguing plot spun from the matchmaking efforts of one for the other, and perhaps for herself as well. This well-intentioned intervention engenders a string of complications that culminate in a masterfully choreographed wedding sequence that alternates between comedy, melodrama and farce.” – Harvard Film Archive

Part of Éric Rohmer's Tales of the Four Seasons