A TALE OF WINTER
Part of Rohmer’s Tales of the Four Seasons
(1992) After a sun-splashed summer idyll, we're suddenly in the season of the title as not-so-bright hairdresser Charlotte Véry (Kieslowski's Blue) vacillates between her beefy boss and an over-intellectualizing librarian, while vainly awaiting the return of that long-ago summer romance. Approx. 114 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.
“A madly romantic comedy about people who think they are most rational but who are often self‑deluding.”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times
“If you have not seen a Rohmer film and wonder where to start, the answer is--anywhere. Rohmer is both prolific and consistently enchanting. He is at once a realist (his characters behave as people actually do) and a practitioner of subtle magic realism, in the way hidden patterns, coincidences, misunderstandings, happy chances and fateful accidents befall his characters. There is a kind of comfort in his films, a gentle lulling through the rhythms of everyday life...”
– Roger Ebert