Perceval (1978)



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This film, set in the Middle Ages, follows the exploits of Sir Perceval, a legendary exemplar of chivalry and a member of King Arthur's Round Table. The story is based on the verse tale Perceval ou le Conte del Graal, as recounted by the 12th-century French novelist Chrétien de Troyes.


Critic Reviews for Perceval

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

The film marries medieval passion with modern perspective and sires its own special magic.

Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
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Eric Rohmer's least typical and least popular film also happens to be his best...

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

A conservative director's entry into new territory is a priori fascinating; observing him gradually painting himself into a corner of that territory is less so.

Dec 12, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The spirit of medieval drama lives in Rohmer's utterly unique, flagrantly theatrical adaptation… will enchant medieval enthusiasts and bewilder others.

Aug 22, 2004 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The naïve Perceval's odyssey is depicted as a moral investigation, but is shot with a deft touch exhibiting great humor, wit and style.

Mar 5, 2004 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Ultimately Rohmer's film is an intimate moral investigation, shot with an assured lightness of touch typical of the director.

May 24, 2003 | Full Review…

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