Eric Rohmer Retrospective Showcases Breezy Side of French Cinema

Eric Rohmer

ERIC ROHMER RETROSPECTIVE

Most of the luminaries of the French New Wave have either kicked the bucket or burned out (a lot of people don’t realize that Godard is actually still alive), but Eric Rohmer goes on making decent films. What sets him apart from ordinary directors is his consistency and effortless mastery of cinema. Rohmer’s movies have such a disgustingly natural flow that they make filmmaking seem easy. This month, the Busan Cinematheque is offering a feast for film buffs with this retrospective that pulls mostly from the auteur’s “Comedies and Proverbs,” “Six Moral Tales,” and “4 Seasons” series.

Where: Busan Cinematheque

When: September 8-27

In French with English Subtitles:

The Lady and the Duke (2001)

Autumn Tale (1998)

A Summer’s Tale (1996)

Rendez Vous in Paris (1995)

A Tale of Springtime (1990)*

The Friend of my Friend (1987)*

Summer (1986)

Pauline at the Beach (1983)*

The Good Marriage (1982)*

Claire’s Knee (1970)

My Night at Maude’s (1969)

In French without English Subtitles:

Romance of Astree and Celadon (2007)

A Tale of Winter (1992)*

4 Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987)

Full Moon in Paris (1984)

The Aviator’s Wife (1981)

Perceval le Gallois (1978)

Love in the Afternoon (1972)*

The Collector (1967)

*denotes personal favorites

For screening information, please visit http://cinema.piff.org/kor/main/theater/month_list.asp

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