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 introduces Magali to a former flame of hers, Etienne. Complications arise at Isabelle's daughter's wedding when both men arrive to meet Magali at the same time.

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Critic Reviews for Autumn Tale (Conte d'Automne)

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (13)

Autumn Tale [is] the final--and best--of Eric Rohmer's 1990s series Tales of the Four Seasons..what gives this romantic comedy a deeper charm, a special poignancy, is that extra seasoning these well-traveled, wonderfully imagined characters possess.

Mar 1, 2018 | Full Review…
Newsweek
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The film is delightfully unpredictable, warm, nuanced. It's civilized entertainment.

Jul 21, 2005 | Full Review…

Though you wouldn't know it from Hollywood's kids 'r us obsessions, directors actually can improve as they advance in age.

Feb 14, 2001 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

As sublimely warming an experience as the autumn sun that shines benevolently on the vineyard owned by the film's central character, Magali.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
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.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's a solidly entertaining effort -- the kind of movie that can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates discerning comedy.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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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