A Tale of Springtime

A Tale of Springtime

A FILM BY: Eric Rohmer
WRITTEN BY: Eric Rohmer
STARRING: Anne Teyssèdre, Florence Darel, Hugues Quester

In the first film of “Tales of the Four Seasons,” a burgeoning friendship between philosophy teacher Jeanne (Anne Teyssèdre) and pianist Natacha (Florence Darel) is strained by jealousy, suspicion, and intrigue. Natacha encourages Jeanne to pursue the former's father, Igor (Hugues Quester), in order to supplant Eve (Eloïse Bennett), the young girlfriend Natacha loathes. Natacha’s scheme, however, risks alienating those closest to her as well as entangling Jeanne in a romantic drama she has vowed to avoid. A Tale of Springtime demonstrates Rohmer in full command of subtle visual storytelling as he contrasts the brightness of his characters’ Parisian and suburban surroundings with their conflicting desires, ideas, and temperaments.

In French with English subtitles 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1990
Country of Origin: France
Language: French
Run Time: 112 mins
Format: Digital