Let’s Talk About Love

Let’s Talk About Love

2 Episodes

With their emphasis on literate conversation and the romantic complications of the young and urbane, the films of French New Wave titan Eric Rohmer and New York indie darling Whit Stillman share a sophisticated spiritual connection. Starring a very young Jean-Luc Godard, Rohmer’s early short PRESENTATION, OR CHARLOTTE AND HER STEAK captures a fleeting amorous encounter in a snowbound Swiss village. Though it was made decades later, Whit Stillman’s sparkling, Christmastime-set comedy of manners METROPOLITAN feels almost contemporaneous in its acid-tongued look at romantic and class anxieties among a coterie of fledgling Upper East Side socialites.

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Let’s Talk About Love
  • 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.

  • Metropolitan

    Episode 2

    Directed by Whit Stillman • 1990 • United States

    One of the great American independent films of the 1990s, the surprise hit METROPOLITAN, by writer-director Whit Stillman, is a sparkling comedic chronicle of a young man's romantic misadventures while trying to fit in to New York City's debutan...