Die Marquise von O... (The Marquise of O) Reviews

October 20, 2020
Exquisitely photographed and exceptionally acted (particularly from Edith Clever as the title character), it's an exceptional title from one of cinema's masters.
July 18, 2019
Éric Rohmer... shows us how to create, with talent and sensibility, knowledge and grace, a small masterpiece. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 10, 2018
This picture, all gussied up into stage tableaux, looks like a Goethe House Gala performed in Bloomingdale's Show Rooms.
May 3, 2016
Without actual imitation, Rohmer and his cinematographer Nestor Almendros were inspired by German Romantic painters and bathe the neo-classical interiors in an unearthly light.
May 3, 2016
What is unarguable is Rohmer's mastery of the discreetly erotic.
August 27, 2015
This minor Rohmer may not have much to offer beyond the clarity of its perspective (and the soft beauty of Nestor Almendros's delicate cinematography), but its message will only grow more urgent in time.
August 25, 2015
Marquise is almost ironically uninflected, like a tense game of chess. But soon the no-nonsense two-shots and scarlet-satin self-consciousness let the story build to genuine fireworks.
January 14, 2010
The first of Rohmer's profoundly strange excursions into the past
November 15, 2007
The film's slow, stately pace and the quiet way in which it makes its points give it the aura of a neoclassical dream, a fading vision of the virtue of gentility.
September 28, 2007
[Rohmer] opting, in his colour scheme, sets and camerawork, for a style that hovers between formalism and realism, and so further distances the viewer from the characters.
July 12, 2005
May 10, 2005
It's a dazzling testament to the civilizing effects of several different arts, witty, joyous and so beautiful.
May 24, 2003
A fascinating and sympathetic portrait of an abused woman is given life and depth by Rohmer's eloquent direction.