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Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

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Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)
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Simple, delicate, and jazzy, the first of the Moral Tales shows the stirrings of what would become the Eric Rohmer style: unfussy naturalistic shooting, ironic first-person voice-over, and the image of the “unknowable” woman. A law student (played by producer and future director Barbet Schroeder) with a roving eye and a large appetite stuffs himself full of sugar cookies and pastries daily in order to garner the attentions of the pretty brunette who works in a quaint Paris bakery. But is he truly interested, or is she just a sweet diversion? Criterion

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

Early new wave effort from Rohmer which was the first of his six moral tales. It concerns a young man who approaches a girl in the street, but after several days without seeing her again, he becomes involved with the girl in the local bakery. Eventually he has to choose between them when he arranges dates with them on the same day. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0056884/plotsummary)

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

Audiences love or hate the films of Eric Rohmer… Watching any of his films, even the short features that begin the series (The Bakery Girl of Monceau and Suzanne's Career), you will discover if Rohmer is for you. To some, his examinations of social mores and the psychology of love are absorbing, subtle, and sublime; to others, they're meandering, talky, and flat. But even his detractors must acknowledge that Rohmer draws out the twists of joy and anguish, brief and ephemeral, that haunt lovers as they grope towards security and happiness; and though his visual approach is rigorously simple, his images–thanks to cinematographer Nestor Almendros–are luminous. (–Bret Fetzer - Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com)

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

The Bakery Girl…, only 23 minutes long, has all the basic elements: A man, infatuated with one woman, flirts with another, all the while comforting himself with self-serving rationalizations and a comic lack of self-knowledge. This film's simplicity makes it more charming and satisfying than the more awkward efforts of Rohmer's next films… (–Bret Fetzer - Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com)

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

The multifaceted, deeply personal dramatic universe of Eric Rohmer has had an effect on cinema unlike any other. A succession of jousts between fragile men and the women who tempt them, the Six Moral Tales unleashed onto the film world a new voice, one that was at once sexy, philosophical, modern, daring, nonjudgmental, and liberating. Includes: The Bakery Girl of Monceau, Suzanne's Career, My Night at Maud's, La collectionneuse, Claire's Knee, and Love in the Afternoon. (amazon.com)

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)

Eric Rohmer-La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)