The Bakery Girl of Monceau

The Bakery Girl of Monceau

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, ironic first-person voice-over, and an “unknowable” woman. A law student (played by producer and future director Barbet Schroeder) with a roving eye and a large appetite stuffs himself with sugary pastries daily in order to gain the affection of a pretty brunette who works in a quaint Paris bakery. But is he truly interested, or is she just a sweet diversion?

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The Bakery Girl of Monceau
  • The Bakery Girl of Monceau

    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...

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  • MORAL TALES, Filmic Issues

    The following conversation between director Eric Rohmer and producer Barbet Schroeder was recorded in April 2006.