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A Summer's Tale (2014)



Critic Consensus: With A Summer's Tale, Eric Rohmer continues his "Tales of the Four Seasons" in typically Rohmeresque fashion -- and for cineastes, that's excellent news indeed.

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Gaspard (Melvil Poupaud), a recent university graduate, arrives at the seaside in Bretagne for three weeks' vacation before starting a new job. He's hoping his sort-of girlfriend, the fickle Léna (Aurélia Nolin), will join him there; but as the days pass, he welcomes the interest of Margot (Amanda Langlet, the titular character from Rohmer's Pauline at the Beach), a student of ethnology working as a waitress for the summer. Things start to get complicated when the spoken-for Margot encourages Gaspard to have a summer romance with her friend, Solène (Gwenaëlle Simon), and he complies. When Léna turns up, and scheduling complications abound, Gaspard will have to make a choice... (C) Big World Picturesmore
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Eric Rohmer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 18, 2014
Box Office: $0.2M
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Aimé Lefèvre
as The Newfoundlander
Alain Guellaff
as Uncle Alain
Evelyne Lahana
as Aunt Maiwen
Yves Guérin
as Accordionist
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All Critics (44) | Top Critics (19)

A Summer's Tale is one of those movies where it looks like nothing is happening ...

Full Review… | August 29, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Few directors could say as much with as little as Eric Rohmer.

Full Review… | August 22, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

There's a purity to the experience of watching a film so naturalistic, like living in someone else's life for two hours.

Full Review… | August 21, 2014
Arizona Republic
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The best films leave space for viewers to interpret the action. Here Rohmer insists on it.

Full Review… | July 31, 2014
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

This is a movie of high innocence, set at a time in life when romantic love is still a frolic and the seaside is a balm that quells all ills.

Full Review… | July 18, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
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Astute, unhurried and gently amusing, it will be welcomed by the director's fans while serving as a fine introduction for those who know him not.

Full Review… | July 17, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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