Summer (Le rayon vert) Reviews
November 17, 2020
Serves as an enlightening look at contemporary metropolitan life in France and Europe in the eighties. [Full review in Spanish]
April 4, 2019
It's a film of unwavering humanity -- unflinching in the face of prickly, tangled emotions -- and yet it is defined by a strange, magical diversion towards the metaphysical.
March 11, 2019
When I signed up to post about "unlikable women" I thought of its main character Delphine [Marie Rivière], a single 30-ish woman who can't seem to find any peace of mind in the month-long summer vacation that is part of French life.
December 15, 2017
Le rayon vert is one of ric Rohmer's greatest studies of light, voices, and mercurial human sensation.
August 23, 2017
A beautiful narrative of self-discovery, elegant in its simplicity; Rohmer doesn't have to push hard on his basic premise to find extraordinary meaning.
March 6, 2015
Some films exist in a vacuum. Others, like Le rayon vert, the fifth tale in ric Rohmer's Comedies and Proverbs series, are destined to have a seismic impact on the cinema that comes after it.
January 4, 2015
A perspicaciously empathetic study of solitude, depression and anxiety.
December 22, 2014
What might easily feel loose and inconsequential ends up feeling like sly magic.
May 20, 2012
I've seen "Le rayon vert" at least five times, and when I saw it again a few days ago, the beauty of its complex structure struck me once again, combining as it does the rationalism of moral convictions with the almost superstitious belief in fate.
July 9, 2011
It's as if we ourselves are observing life, learning and evolving with Delphine.
June 9, 2011
Delphine is the sort of person who would rather be unhappy than compromise her own expectations of life; this is a woman who's idea of beach reading is Dostoyevsky's The Idiot.
June 6, 2011
Those who find Rohmer heroines difficult might even be won over by the depth and poignancy of Marie Rivire's Delphine.
June 6, 2011
Eric Rohmer's 1986 drama may be the finest example of his supple and prickly artistry.
June 6, 2008
[Rohmer's] persistence gets just underneath Delphine's surface, finding her painful, anxious self-doubt; we keep rooting for her to rise above it, rather than succumbing.
May 3, 2007
The well-constructed film is almost completely improvised and has an almost effortless feel to it.
December 30, 2006