The Bakery Girl of Monceau

The Bakery Girl of Monceau

Directed by Eric Rohmer • 1963 • France

Simple, delicate, and jazzy, the first of the Moral Tales shows the stirrings of what would become the Eric Rohmer style: unfussy naturalistic shooting, ironic first-person voice-over, and the image of the "unknowable" woman. A law student (played by producer and future director Barbet Schroeder) with a roving eye and a large appetite stuffs himself full of sugar cookies and pastries daily in order to garner the attentions of the 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

    Simple, delicate, and jazzy, the first of the Moral Tales shows the stirrings of what would become the Eric Rohmer style: unfussy naturalistic shooting, ironic first-person voice-over, and the image of the "unknowable" woman. A law student (played by produ...

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  • MORAL TALES, Filmic Issues

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