Claire’s Knee • 1h 46m
Directed by Eric Rohmer • 1970 • France
"Why would I tie myself to one woman if I were interested in others?" says Jerôme, even as he plans on marrying a diplomat's daughter by summer's end. Before then, Jerôme spends his July at a lakeside boardinghouse nursing crushes on the sixteen-year-old Laura and, more tantalizingly, Laura's long-legged, blonde stepsister, Claire. Baring her knee on a ladder under a blooming cherry tree, Claire unwittingly instigates Jerôme's moral crisis and creates both one of French cinema's most enduring moments and what has become the iconic image of Rohmer's Moral Tales.
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“Le journal du cinéma”: CLAIRE’S KNEE
The following episode of the French television program “Le journal du cinéma” features interviews with actors Jean-Claude Brialy, Béatrice Romand, and Laurence de Monaghan. It originally aired on December 13, 1970.