La collectionneuse • 1h 26m
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 bohemian Haydée, accused of being a “collector” of men. Eric Rohmer’s first color film, LA COLLECTIONNEUSE (“The Collector”) pushes the Moral Tales into new, darker realms. Yet it is also a grand showcase for the clever and delectably ironic battle-of-the-sexes repartee (in a witty script written by Rohmer and the three main actors) and luscious, effortless Néstor Almendros photography that would define the remainder of the series.
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The following interview with Eric Rohmer was produced by TVOntario for the television series “Parlons cinema” in 1977.