A Summer's Tale (Conte d'été)

A Summer's Tale (Conte d'été)

Éric Rohmer - France - 1996 - col.



Director, Screenplay: Éric Rohmer

Cinematographer: Diane Baratier | Editor: Mary Stephen | Music: Philippe Eidel, Sébastien Erms

Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet, Gwenaëlle Simon, Aurelia Nolin 

Producers: Françoise Etchegaray, Margaret Ménégoz

Production: Canal+, La Sept Cinéma, Les Films du Losange, Sofilmka | Running Time: 113'


Gaspard has just completed his postgraduate studies and has almost a month of vacation time to spend before he starts his new job. A friend offers him a place in Dinard (a town by the sea in the Bretagne), where he decides to stay, in the hope of meeting Lena, a girl he thinks he is in love with. Gaspard quietly spends his days by the beach where he meets Margot. Margot and Gaspard spend entire days together, walking along the beach and talking. Then, Margot introduces him to her friend Solene and without even trying, Gaspard finds himself involved with three women: Lena, Margot, Solene. Is Gaspard's heart really torn between the three of them?

It is the third film in his "Contes des quatre saisons" (Tales of the Four Seasons) series, which also includes: Conte de printemps (A Tale of Springtime) (1990), Conte d'hiver (A Tale of Winter) (1992) and Conte d'automne (Autumn Tale) (1998). The film was screened in the 'Un Certain Regard' section of the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.




Selected Filmography:

Love in the Afternoon (L'amour, l'après-midi) (1972)
Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire) (1970)
My Night at Maud's (Ma nuit chez Maud) (1969)
The Collector (La collectionneuse) (1967)


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