Dec 24, 2012
After Chabrol's slightly sinister
Les Bonnes Femmes, I watched Eric Rohmer's absolutely delightful & magical Pauline at the Beach while wrapping presents. I love Truffaut, and Godard, and Melville, and Chabrol, but when it comes right down to it, Rohmer beats them all.
How on earth did he get that performance from Amanda Langlet? How absurdly perfect and simple is his formula, Rohmer? Let's get some beautiful french people, and have them talk about love (endlessly) in absolutely gorgeous richly colored settings in the South of France.
Merry Xmas to you all!