A Summer's Tale Reviews

August 29, 2014
A Summer's Tale is one of those movies where it looks like nothing is happening ...
August 22, 2014
Few directors could say as much with as little as Eric Rohmer.
August 21, 2014
There's a purity to the experience of watching a film so naturalistic, like living in someone else's life for two hours.
July 18, 2014
This is a movie of high innocence, set at a time in life when romantic love is still a frolic and the seaside is a balm that quells all ills.
July 17, 2014
Astute, unhurried and gently amusing, it will be welcomed by the director's fans while serving as a fine introduction for those who know him not.
July 17, 2014
The world turns, the sun rises and sets, and the ocean's waves splash on idyllic beaches in Eric Rohmer's "A Summer's Tale."
July 10, 2014
For all his seeming facility with the opposite sex, Gaspard is really a romantic idiot. And aren't we all, Rohmer suggests.
July 10, 2014
The fresh-faced actors, realistic dialogue and naturalistic performances suggest a casual approach, but as the story progresses, the filmmaker's control is increasingly evident.
June 20, 2014
Originally released in 1996 in France (but never before in the U.S.), Eric Rohmer's sun-kissed love quadrangle remains as fresh and romantically profound as it was 18 years ago.
June 20, 2014
Rohmer had an almost uncanny knack for using the mercurial predilections of the young as a launching pad for smart but not oppressive philosophical observations.