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IN THE COMPANY OF ERIC ROHMER

France, 2010 (MIFF 2012, Films on Film)

Director: Marie Rivière

IN THE COMPANY OF ERIC ROHMER

A warm-hearted portrait of one of the most beloved filmmakers of the twentieth century.

Eric Rohmer was one of the last of the key French New Wave directors and one of the most revered, continuing to make well-received films late in his career.

Filmed just before his death, this is a beautiful portrait by Marie Rivière, Rohmer's friend, collaborator and star in the masterpieces The Green Ray, The Aviator's Wife and An Autumn Tale. In rare access to this private man, Rivière filmed his conversations - with actors such as Arielle Dombasle, Fabrice Luchini and Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, and with his editor Mary Stephen (a MIFF guest in 2011) - as well as her visits to the locations where Rohmer worked, and a delightful sequence in which the pair read The Green Ray's last scene in his office in Paris.

A must for all Eric Rohmer fans.

D/P Marie Rivière L French w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2010

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