Pretty silly stuff, Rohmer adapts a 17th century story set in a mythical 5th century with druids and nymphs and shepherds. The dialogue, acting, and narration give it a kind of theatrical and literary feel, but in a tongue in cheek manner. The male protagonist even pronounces that he will "drown himself at once" upon being spurned by his jealous lover, and does so. Of course no Rohmer film would be complete without plenty of talk about love and related subjects. This is more humorous and erotic than the other Rohmers I've seen, but it lacks the depth of character and emotional poignancy of his better films.