Romance of Astrea and Celadon Reviews

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.
September 5, 2008
The movie looks and feels exactly how it probably was to make: like a walk in the park.
August 18, 2008
The nymphs and druids who frolic through The Romance of Astrea and Celadon occupy mythological space between Shakespeare and Greek mythology.
August 15, 2008
I can't think of another director who would even have tried to make this mythic wonderland come alive, with its impossibly beautiful actors, lush, bucolic scenery and not even the slightest concession to contemporary notions of realism.
August 15, 2008