Directed by Eric Rohmer

Directed by Eric Rohmer

11 Episodes

The multifaceted, deeply personal work of Eric Rohmer had an effect on cinema unlike any other. One of the founding critics of the history-making “Cahiers du cinéma,” Rohmer began translating his written manifestos to film in the 1960s, standing apart from his New Wave contemporaries with his patented brand of gently existential, hyperarticulate character studies set against vivid seasonal landscapes. This near genre unto itself was established with the audacious and wildly influential series Six Moral Tales, a succession of encounters between fragile men and the women who tempt them. Rohmer continued to make piercing social comedies over the course of the next five decades, including the melancholy midcareer highlight THE GREEN RAY, and exercised a profound influence on filmmakers as disparate as Richard Linklater, Joanna Hogg, and Hong Sang-soo.

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Directed by Eric Rohmer
  • Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak

    Episode 1

    Directed by Eric Rohmer • 1951 • France

    Walter and Charlotte are a young couple who engage in an awkward conversation before Charlotte is set to take a train out of town.

  • Véronique and Her Dunce

    Episode 2

    Directed by Eric Rohmer • 1958 • France

    In this short film from director Eric Rohmer, Véronique tutors a perplexing young boy.

  • The Bakery Girl of Monceau

    Episode 3

    Directed by Eric Rohmer • 1963 • France
    Starring Barbet Schroeder, Michèle Girardon, Claudine Soubrier

    Delicate and jazzy, THE BAKERY GIRL OF MONCEAU, the first entry in the Six Moral Tales series, evinces stirrings of what would become the Eric Rohmer style: unfussy naturalistic shooting, ironi...

  • Suzanne’s Career

    Episode 4

    Directed by Eric Rohmer • 1963 • France

    Bertrand bides his time in a casually hostile and envious friendship with college chum Guillaume. But when ladies' man Guillaume seems to be making a play for the spirited, independent Suzanne, Bertrand watches bitterly with disapproval and jealousy. With ...

  • Nadja in Paris

    Episode 5

    Directed by Eric Rohmer • 1964 • France

    A university student wanders around Paris in this short film by Eric Rohmer.

  • A Modern Coed

    Episode 6

    Directed by Eric Rohmer • 1966 • France

    An examination of the lifestyles of female college students in 1966. Directed by Eric Rohmer.

  • La collectionneuse

    Episode 7

    Directed by Eric Rohmer • 1967 • France
    Starring Haydée Politoff, Patrick Bauchau, Daniel Pommereulle

    A bombastic, womanizing art dealer and his painter friend go to a seventeenth-century villa on the Riviera for a relaxing summer getaway. But their idyll is disturbed by the presence of the bohe...

  • My Night at Maud’s

    Episode 8

    Directed by Eric Rohmer • 1969 • France

    In the brilliantly accomplished centerpiece of Rohmer's Moral Tales series, Jean-Louis Trintignant plays Jean-Louis, one of the great conflicted figures of sixties cinema. A pious Catholic engineer in his early thirties, he lives by a strict moral code in ...

  • Claire’s Knee

    Episode 9

    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 L...

  • Love in the Afternoon

    Episode 10

    Directed by Eric Rohmer • 1972 • France

    Though happily married to his adoring wife Hélène, with whom he is expecting a second child, the thoroughly bourgeois business executive Frédéric cannot banish from his mind the multitude of attractive Parisian women who pass him by every day. His flirtati...

  • The Green Ray

    Episode 11

    Directed by Eric Rohmer • 1986 • France
    Starring Marie Rivière, María Luisa García, Vincent Gauthier

    Eric Rohmer captures the ache of summertime sadness with exquisite poignancy in this luminous tale of self-exploration. The Jules Verne novel of the same name provides the loose inspiration for t...