A SUMMER’S TALE

ÉRIC ROHMER

(CONTE D'ÉTÉ)

Gaspard (Melvil Poupaud) is on holiday at the small seaside resort of Dinard, where he waits for the arrival of girlfriend Lena (Aurelia Nolin). In the interim, he befriends Margot (Amanda Langlet) and Solene (Gwenaëlle Simon), and is attracted to both.

Each of the three offers Gaspard something different: Margot, uninterested in a relationship, provides friendship; Solene offers the promise of passion and sensuality, but only if Gaspard will commit to her; and Lena, the fantasy of romance. As the holiday comes to a close, Gaspard must choose. Possibly the lightest of the series, it remains a bittersweet tale that lingers.

Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 1996

This film is screening as part Les Films du Losange 50th Anniversary programme. This programme consists of three parts: Part One is showing in October, Part Two (which includes this screening) concerns the work of Éric Rohmer while Part Three  will run as a strand of 2012 IFI French Film Festival. 

113 minutes, France, 1996, Subtitled, Colour, 35mm

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