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.
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