Irish Film Institute -LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON


Director: Eric Rohmer

95 minutes // France // 1972

The last film in the Six Moral Tales is an opportunity for Rohmer to use the full powers of the imagination. Initially he develops the theme of the double life; can we love two people at once? As always the reply is ambiguous, ambivalent, but it is resolved in a crisis: a panicked man abandons his naked mistress and flees back to his marital home.

However at the same time the man’s imagination takes hold, and the narrator becomes an incorrigible dreamer… Rohmer films and juxtaposes the two states of being (and indeed of himself), the well-behaved and libertine parts of himself; never has he shown so much of himself on screen. (ADB)

Showing as part of the French New Wave Programme with Antoine de Baecque as part of the  Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival 2014 (November 19th – 30th).

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