Pauline at the Beach (Pauline à la plage)

Pauline at the Beach (Pauline à la plage)

Éric Rohmer - France - 1983 - col.

Director, Screenplay: Éric Rohmer 

Cinematographer: Néstor Almendros | Editor: Cécile Decugis, Christopher Tate 

Cast: Amanda Langlet, Arielle Dombasle, Pascal Greggory, Féodor Atkine, Simon de La Brosse 

Producer: Margaret Ménégoz | Production: Les Films Ariane, Les Films du Losange | Running Time: 95'


The film revolves around the coming of age of 15-year-old Pauline who is ready to experience her first love. She travels to Normandy with her beautiful older cousin Marion. Marion gets into a love triangle with her old boyfriend Pierre and dashing middle-aged adventurer Henri, while Pauline strikes up a relationship with a teenage boy named Sylvain. It gradually develops that Marion is the one least capable of handling herself, while Pauline grows in maturity from her summertime experiences.

The third of Rohmer's six-part "Comedies et Proverbes" (Comedies and Proverbs) Thematic Series. The film won the Silver Bear for Best Director and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival. It also won the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay.




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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