Pauline at the Beach

12/07/2004
  |  Book Tickets: 22/08/2014
  |  Buy to Own: 12/07/2004
  |  Watch Now: 26/10/2010
  |  95 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
Pauline at the Beach Film Poster

Synopsis

The third in French director Eric Rohmer's 'Comedies et Proverbes' cycle of films, this is a subtle, sun-drenched comedy about entwined holiday romances and the inconsistency and complexity of human relationships. Marion (Arielle Dombasle), a beautiful divorcée, 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, who offers to teach them windsurfing and introduces them to his friend Henri (Féodor Atkine). Marion soon falls for Henri, despite Pierre declaring his love for her. Meanwhile, Pauline has quietly become involved with teenage Sylvain (Simon de la Brosse).