Autumn Tale (Conte d'Automne) (1999)

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The fourth and final of a series of films based on the seasons, following A Tale of Springtime, A Winter's Tale, and A Summer's Tale. Magali (Beatrice Romand) is a widowed wine producer from the south of France. Her best friend, Isabelle (Marie Riviere), decides to play matchmaker and find Magali a new husband. By putting an ad in the newspaper Isabelle finds a nice man, Gerald, to pair with her lonely friend. However, she is not the only one playing matchmaker. Magali's son's girlfriend … More

Rating: PG (for mild thematic elements)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Eric Rohmer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 22, 2000
Runtime:
October Films

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as Isabelle

as Grégoire

as Jean-Jacques
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Critic Reviews for Autumn Tale (Conte d'Automne)

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The film is delightfully unpredictable, warm, nuanced. It's civilized entertainment.

Full Review… | July 21, 2005
Houston Chronicle
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Though you wouldn't know it from Hollywood's kids 'r us obsessions, directors actually can improve as they advance in age.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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As sublimely warming an experience as the autumn sun that shines benevolently on the vineyard owned by the film's central character, Magali.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Eric Rohmer is the KFC of international cinema. The 79-year- old director has been doing just one thing for decades, but he does it right.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's a solidly entertaining effort -- the kind of movie that can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates discerning comedy.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
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If a part of me has resisted and sometimes even resented his mastery, this undoubtedly can be traced to a problem with realism that his work as a whole throws into relief. To put it crudely, why reproduce the real world when we have the thing itself?

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Autumn Tale (Conte d'Automne)

I didn't see the other three films but it wasn't hard to pick up the tale. A very interesting tale of match making for the middle aged played very well.

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