A TALE OF SUMMER
Part of Rohmer’s Tales of the Four Seasons
(1996) On vacation in Brittany, a guitar-toting math major hopes that his sort-of-girlfriend decides to show, but strikes up a platonic (or maybe not) friendship with already-taken ethnologist/waitress (Pauline's now grown-up Amanda Langlet), who nudges him into a summer fling with her pal...when guess who turns up. Approx. 113 min. In French with English subtitles.
A JANUS FILMS RELEASE
New restoration by Les Films du Losange.
Presented with support from the George Fasel Memorial Fund for Classic French Cinema.
Virtual Cinema program supported by the Robert Gore Rifkind Foundation.
“Delicious...conjures up a cornucopia of emotional, philosophical and comic riches.”
– Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London)
“Looking at the picture’s mostly sun-drenched and drolly cheerful surface layer, one marvels at Rohmer’s unerring sense of what drama kings and queens young people can be. But not too far below that surface is an ironic parable about how people, regardless of their age, use their romantic lives to construct their self-images.”
– Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com