A TALE OF WINTER

A TALE OF WINTER

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Code: 5221
a film by Eric Rohmer

1992 - 2012 / 114 min / 1.33:1
In French with English subtitles

Big World Pictures



    Synopsis

    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, at Christmas time, Félicie is a hairdresser in the Paris suburbs with a daughter (Charles') and two lovers: the successful Maxence and the intellectual Loïc. She loves them both, but as she says, "There’s love and love," and the love that counts is the one she still holds for the long lost Charles. The plot centers on Félicie’s shifting allegiances to the three men in her life, with an abortive move to another city, a strange experience in the cathedral of Nevers, and a performance of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale among the stations on a roundabout journey that finally brings her face to face with the most basic issues of destiny and faith.

    Eric Rohmer was unsurpassed at creating intelligent romantic comedies and intelligent female characters. A Tale of Winter, one of his most genial and audacious films, is a superb example of both facets. 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.


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    Film Reviews

    "This is a nearly perfect work, in performance as well as execution."
    –Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

    "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

    "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

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