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.


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…
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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…
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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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