Le Rayon Vert

Eric Rohmer is a director associated with the French New Wave. Jean Luc Godard praised his take on French life in the seventies and eighties. On hearing this, you probably imagine artsy black and white films full of jump cuts and philosophical debate. Rohmer couldn’t be further from this. His luscious color films often concern …

Pauline at the Beach

Pauline at the Beach is a 1980’s French film recently shown at ‘The Metrograph’ in New York by French ‘auteur’ Eric Rohmer. I shuddered a little inwardly when I wrote the ‘A’ word but ever you want to call him Rohmer and his circle of actors produced some interesting and philosophical romantic comedies. Pauline at …

Oh to be Young, Beautiful and on the Game.

The title of Francois Ozon’s new film ‘Jeune et Jolie ‘could be the title of a Francoise Hardy song from the late sixties, full of wistful desires and longings. In fact it starts in territory not so very far away from this in the form of a holiday romance in a sultry southern French beach …