A Tale of Autumn

A Tale of Autumn

A FILM BY: Eric Rohmer
WRITTEN BY: Eric Rohmer
STARRING: Beatrice Romand, Alexia Portal, Didier Sandre

The concluding installment of the “Tales of the Four Seasons” tetralogy is a breezy take on the classic American romantic comedies that influenced Rohmer and his New Wave peers. Set in the Rhône Valley and taking full advantage of its golden vineyards, A Tale of Autumn concerns simultaneous schemes to find a new love for reserved winegrower and widow Magali (Beatrice Romand). While Magali’s son’s girlfriend (Alexia Portal) attempts to pair her with a former professor and lover (Didier Sandre), Magali’s friend Isabelle (Marie Rivière) assumes a false identity in order to bait eligible bachelor Gérald (Alain Libolt). The misunderstandings that follow are pure Rohmer in revealing the humor of human folly and foible.

In French with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 1998
Country of Origin: France
Language: French
Run Time: 120 mins
Format: Digital