Eric Rohmer Collection

23/05/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 23/05/2005
  |  771 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Collection of eight films from celebrated French auteur Eric Rohmer. 'The Aviator's Wife' (1981) is a psycholgical study of jealousy and infidelity, following a student who discovers that his girlfriend is cheating on him and who then decides to spy on her. In 'A Good Marriage' (1982), promiscuous Sabine (Béatrice Romand) decides to stop having affairs and find herself a decent husband after she meets her best friend's cousin. 'Pauline at the Beach' (1983) is a subtle comedy about holiday romance and the complexity of human relationships. Marion (Arielle Dombasle) decides to spend the last few weeks of summer at the family beach house in Normandy. She takes along her fifteen-year-old cousin Pauline (Amanda Langlet), a sensitive and fragile girl on the verge of womanhood. At the beach the two meet up with Pierre (Pascal Greggory), Marion's humourless and obsessive ex-lover. Marion soon falls for Henri, despite Pierre declaring his love for her, while Pauline discovers a holiday romance of her own. 'Full Moon in Paris' (1984) is a low-key study of a young woman who finds it impossible to settle down, flitting between her boyfriend in the country and a new potential love in Paris. 'The Green Ray' (1986) follows Delphine (Marie Riviere), a lonely young secretary who sets off on numerous trips abroad in an attempt to find a lover, with no success, and then has a chance meeting with someone on the platform at Biarritz station on the way home. 'My Girlfriend's Boyfriend' (1987) is a lighthearted comedy of manners, about two young women who meet and become friends, until each one falls for the other's boyfriend. 'Love in the Afternoon' (1972) is an earlier study of love and the nature of monogamy, following a bourgeois office worker who is gradually seduced by an old friend's mistress. Finally, 'The Marquise of O' (1976) is a period drama set during the Franco-Prussian war, about a young woman who becomes pregnant even though she has not slept with a man since her husband's death two years previously.