En Vacances d’été… with Eric Rohmer

En Vacances d’été… with Eric Rohmer

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Please note: this season finished in Aug 2019

Perhaps no other filmmaker has mined the interior life with more wit, irony and intelligence than Eric Rohmer. Exploring situations of universal interest with warmth and an openness to visual beauty, whether his characters are merely meeting for drinks, going to the beach or having family dinners, Rohmer was a visionary whose films dealt in the down-to-earth.

Reliant more on gestures and glances than melodramatic actions, Rohmer's films are witty, astute and compassionate. His sublime cinema navigates the gaps that exist between our thoughts, our feelings, and our actions — the differences between what we think and what we feel, between what we say and what we do. Many of his films take place during the holidays, when people have time to focus thoughts and discussions on what they think matters. They are light and breezy, yet unreservedly cerebral. His deft artistic hand seemingly able to make the banal and ridiculous feel satisfyingly sublime.

In other words his films are perfect for watching on a long, unwinding summers day. So join us for a leisurely, relaxing trip into the cinematic universe of Eric Rohmer with this season of summery charmers.

Presented in partnership with Mubi.

Enjoy a whole month of hand-picked films on MUBI, plus four free cinema tickets with MUBI GO.

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Previous screenings in this season

Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

 Classified PG  S  Eric Rohmer
Four Adventures of Mirabelle and Reinette
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2019
Film
The blossoming friendship between a gauche, highly opinionated country girl and a more laid-back Parisian student lies at the heart of Eric Rohmer’s delightful, summery charmer.

My Girlfriend's Boyfriend

 Classified PG  S  Eric Rohmer
Boyfriends and Girlfriends
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2019
Film
Set in the insular, ultra-modern Paris suburb of Cergy-Pontoise, Eric Rohmer’s cool, clever comedy of manners concerns a group of young, amorous professionals who harbour mismatched emotions for each other’s significant others.

The Green Ray

 Classified 12A  S  Eric Rohmer
The Green Ray
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2019
Film
Fiction and actuality are seamlessly interwoven in Eric Rohmer’s funny and deeply moving account of a young woman’s quest for good company in this mysterious and beautiful study of solitude, depression and anxiety.

Pauline at the Beach

 Classified 15  S  Eric Rohmer
Pauline at the Beach
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2019
Film
Come take a leisurely, relaxing trip to the sun-soaked, sandy beaches of Brittany in Eric Rohmer’s bewitchingly funny yet profoundly wise comedy which follows a holidaying teenager as she begins to navigate the messy adult world of love, lust, and deception.