Eric Rohmer: Six Moral Tales (DVD) Artificial Eye Ltd
A former editor of the ground-breaking magazine Cahiers du Cinema, Eric Rohmer (1910-2010) became one of the leading figures of the French New Wave. Working well into his eighties, his hugely influential body of work is celebrated for its originality, economical visual style and witty and articulate dialogue. Rohmer’s reputation was established with his ambitious ‘Moral Tales’ series of films five of which are presented in this box set – each based around the theme of a man’s sexual temptation.
Suzanne’s Career (1963): A young student finds himself consumed by jealousy and resentment over his friend’s treatment of a beautiful young woman.
The Girl at the Monceau Bakery (1963): A young man affections are divided by two beautiful women.
My Night at Maud’s (1969): In this Oscar nominated comedy, an engineer who thinks he’s found his perfect match, accidently spends the night with a rich divorcee
Claire’s Knee (1970): This brilliant and insightful comedy charts a man”s secret obsession with a younger woman
La Collectioneuse (1967): Rohmer’s witty and erotic look at the theme of resisting sexual temptations.
Love In The Afternoon (1972): The last film in Rohmer’s acclaimed ‘Moral Tales’ series deals with a married man’s dilemma after he falls for the charms of his friends mistress.
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