A Winter's Tale

A Winter's Tale

Synopsis

Éric Rohmer’s late-career triumph is among the writer-director’s most articulate, affecting, and earnest explorations of love and faith, in an oeuvre replete with variations on those themes. Either a Christian parable or an ode to cosmic coincidence – or some medley of both – Rohmer’s wintry romance centres on Félicie (Charlotte Véry), a single mother and Parisian coiffeuse who, five years earlier, had a passionate affaire de cœur while on vacation that ended with a botched exchange of addresses and a baby en route. Now Félicie finds she’s unable to choose between two committed suitors – her burly, no-nonsense boss and an intellectual librarian – believing, against reason, that her lost love will return. Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale factors in, as do the sublime, heart-lifting pleasures of Rohmer’s The Green Ray, the film’s closest cousin.

Technical Specs

Director: Eric Rohmer
Year: 1992
Country: France
Language: French
Duration: 110 min
Alternate Title: Conte D'Hiver