Romance of Astrea and Celadon Reviews

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September 11, 2017
Rohmer left the stage with an audacious flourish, infusing a fifth-century pastoral fantasy (adapted from a seventeenth-century novel) with a lifetime of stories, passions, and big ideas.
November 17, 2011
January 30, 2009
In what he claims will be his final film, 87-year-old Eric Rohmer fashions a serenely daffy coda to a half a lifetime spent behind the camera exploring the vicissitudes of romance.
January 30, 2009
November 7, 2008
It's often as fresh and buoyant as [Rohmer's] modern takes on the battle of the sexes.
September 12, 2008
It is the wisdom, passion, joy and hope with which he invests the film that makes it so terribly moving.
February 10, 2019
In this story, there's nothing so upsetting that a poem carved into a tree can't solve, and no hearts so broken that a spot of crossdressing can't cheer them up again.
November 17, 2017
...the director's own sweet, unexpected eroticism, and the film's gentle spirit simply make a work that is light, lovely, and strange.
August 26, 2009
November 6, 2008
This is no historical portrait of ancient life but a dreamy reflection of 17th-century romanticism of the past...
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