Tag Archives: Marie Rivière

Eperdument (Down By Love)

  Combustive desire shatters lives in writer-director Pierre Godeau’s portrait of a director who falls in love with an inmate in the women’s detention centre he manages. If the narrative wasn’t based on real-life events it would be difficult to believe just … Continue reading

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Conte d’Hiver (A Winter’s Tale)

Eric Rohmer reinvents fairytale with grey cold, charming chattering and the hopes of an ordinary woman. Neither Grimm nor Disney, greedy witch or shallow promise, Rohmer’s magic rests in the day-to-day and a heart’s steadfast belief that something, contrary to … Continue reading

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Conte d’Automne (An Autumn Tale)

Match-making, loneliness and re-writing the rules of love are the mellow sunsets in Éric Rohmer’s Conte d’Automne (An Autumn Tale) Continue reading

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Marie Rivière et l’adoration profonde d’Eric Rohmer pour les femmes

Eric donne les rôles principaux à des femmes qui sont parfois indépendant du rôle des hommes. Mais pourquoi? Peut-être qu’il est plus à l’aise avec les femmes. Peut-être qu’il transmet sa part féminine. Parce que ça se rapporte toujours à lui : la solitude, l’idéal, les pensées. (Marie Rivière) Continue reading

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A conversation with Marie Rivière … Eric Rohmer’s intelligent adoration of women

Eric Rohmer’s Le Rayon Vert (‘The Green Ray’) and La Femme De L’Aviateur (‘The Aviator’s Wife’) are part of my summer blood. I watch them every August and in my mind they are like old friends, associated with clear night … Continue reading

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Le Rayon Vert (The Green Ray)

Eric Rohmer releases a restless spirit in Delphine (Marie Rivière), a Parisian secretary who finds herself embracing ‘les grandes vacances’ alone. Travelling between family, friends, the mountains and finally Biarritz, Delphine carries an uneasy solitude, looking for a sign that … Continue reading

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La Femme De L’Aviateur (The Aviator’s Wife)

Love, jealousy and misunderstanding feel like soft rain in the first of Eric Rohmer’s ‘Comedies and Proverbs’ series. Here are two very different 1980s Parisian women. One is Anne (Marie Rivière): she’s a 25 year-old secretary who lives in small … Continue reading

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