Tuesday
24
Jul
7.30pm
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Tue
24
Jul
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Tuesday, 24 July 2012 at 7.30pm
'Summer Dreams'
  • Romantic comedy
  • 1996
  • France
  • Colour
  • 109 mins.
 
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Like his earlier films, Claire's Knee and Pauline at the Beach, this is a sunny treatise on the agonies of holiday romance from director Eric Rohmer. This time, however, there's a male protagonist, with Melvil Poupaud playing the graduate student waiting for his girlfriend to join him at the seaside. Torn between his love of music and his infatuations with girlfriend Aurélia Nolin, vacation waitress Amanda Langlet and her friend Gwenaëlle Simon, his prevarications are as natural as they are frustrating, as comic as they are suspenseful. Displaying again Rohmer's gift for capturing the vernacular and behaviour of youth, this third instalment of his Tales of the Four Seasons series is an absolute delight.

David Parkinson, Radio Times Guide to Films

 

 

 



Director:

 
Eric Rohmer

Screenplay:

 
Eric Rohmer

Cast:

 
MELVIL POUPAUD, Gaspard; AMANDA LANGLET, Margot; AURELIA NOLIN, Lena; GWENAELLE SIMON, Solene
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