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Les Femmes du 6e Étage (The Women on the 6th Floor)

Watching Fabrice Luchini fall in love, bemused, is a comforting pleasure. He’s something of a bourgeois older-Prince: a romantic heart, papered-over by routine, cynicism and gentle cowardice. It’s early-sixties Paris and stock-broker Jean-Louis (Luchini) and his socialite wife Suzanne (Sandrine … 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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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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François Ozon’s adoration of the power and complexity in women is infectious. In this gloriously light comedy about matriarchy, Catherine Deneuve is the resplendent Suzanne Pujol, the ‘potiche’ (trophy wife) of Robert (Fabrice Luchini), archetypal 70s businessman and director of … Continue reading

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