Tale of Summer

The third, sunniest and funniest of Rohmer’s seasonal tales...wonderfully witty.

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A Tale of Summer

According to Rohmer, the third film of the “Tales of the Four Seasons” is his “most personal vehicle.” Based on events from Rohmer’s youth, A Tale of Summer follows amateur musician Gaspard (Melvil Poupard) to a seaside resort in Dinard, on the coast of Brittany. There three women (Amanda Langlet, Gwenaëlle Simon, Aurelia Nolin) each offer the possibility of romance, but Gaspard’s inability to commit to just one places all of his chances at love in jeopardy. Summer features Rohmer’s wistful observations on indecisiveness and the fickle nature of desire, as brought to life by a talented young cast in a picturesque setting.
Not Rated
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Tales of the Four Seasons, French Cinema
Runtime
114
Language
French
Director
Eric Rohmer
Cast
Melvil Poupaud, Aurélia Nolin, Amanda Langlet, Gwenaëlle Simon
FEATURED REVIEW
Todd McCarthy, Variety

"A Summer's Tale" is vintage Eric Rohmer, his most richly satisfying film in a number of outings. Precisely and fully playing out the intimate implications of a chaste menage a quatre, the vet French auteur may also have served up his most commercial entry in more than a decade, simply by virtue of ...

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(Runtime: 114min)
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A SUMMER'S TALE

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