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Eric Rohmer’s
A TALE OF SPRINGTIME

MUST END THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

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(1989) Caught between apartments, philosophy teacher Anne Teyssèdre crashes with a teenage piano student she's met at a party, only to find the next morning that she's been dragged into a father/ lover/ daughter triangle that looks like it's about to become a quadrangle. Approx 107 min. In French with English subtitles.

A JANUS FILMS RELEASE

Presented with support from the George Fasel Memorial Fund for Classic French Cinema.

Reviews

“Unspoken rivalries, ulterior motives, frustrated desires, and bilious grudges boil beneath the cool surface of Eric Rohmer’s Parisian comic drama of stifled romance... One of Rohmer’s most formally restrained and emotionally unhinged films.”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“Nothing very dramatic usually happens in a Rohmer film, or at least nothing loud and violent. The characters are usually too well-behaved and sometimes too distracted by their own problems to pay much attention to the plot Rohmer has thrust them into. That's one of the pleasures of a film like this; we can recognize the rhythms of real life, in which personal drama sometimes has to wait while we attend to routine duties. There's the sense in a Rohmer film that the characters are free to walk out, if they want to; they're not on assignment to stick with the plot to the bitter end, as they are in a Hollywood film.”
– Roger Ebert

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