Tale of Springtime

We can recognized the rhythms of real life, in which personal drama sometimes has to wait while we attend to routine duties.

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A Tale of Springtime

In the first film of “Tales of the Four Seasons,” a burgeoning friendship between philosophy teacher Jeanne (Anne Teyssèdre) and pianist Natacha (Florence Darel) is strained by jealousy, suspicion, and intrigue. Natacha encourages Jeanne to pursue the former's father, Igor (Hugues Quester), in order to supplant Eve (Eloïse Bennett), the young girlfriend Natacha loathes. Natacha’s scheme, however, risks alienating those closest to her as well as entangling Jeanne in a romantic drama she has vowed to avoid. A Tale of Springtime demonstrates Rohmer in full command of subtle visual storytelling as he contrasts the brightness of his characters’ Parisian and suburban surroundings with their conflicting desires, ideas, and temperaments.
Not Rated
Genre
Drama, Tales of the Four Seasons, French Cinema
Runtime
108
Language
French
Director
Eric Rohmer
Cast
Anne Teyssèdre, Hugues Quester, Florence Darel, Eloïse Bennett
FEATURED REVIEW
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Two women meet at a party. The more they talk, the more they realize that they enjoy each other more than the party - that they didn't really want to come to the party anyway. One is Natacha (Florence Darel), a teenage piano student. The other is Jeanne (Anne Teyssedre), who teaches philosophy ...

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