The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced Eric Rohmer’s Moral Tales, September 16-29. All six films will be screened in new restorations, highlighted by two adjacent weeklong revivals of La collectionneuse and Love in the Afternoon.

In 1950, the French publisher Gallimard rejected a manuscript of a short story collection called Moral Tales, submitted by a thirty-year-old Eric Rohmer. In the early sixties, by then an influential critic and a late-flowering movie director, he resolved to adapt the stories for the screen, each inspired by F. W. Murnau’s Sunrise, in which a man, committed to one woman, is tempted by another. The resulting series, which took a decade to complete, established Rohmer’s international filmmaking reputation. Thrillingly intelligent portraits of self-centered, articulate, often foolish men and the women they belittle, idolize, stalk, and long for, staged with offhand visual imagination and full of electrifying, high-stakes verbal showdowns, the six Moral Tales represented an entirely new way of handling male-female relationships on screen.

Organized by Florence Almozini


All screenings take place at the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street).

> Claire’s Knee / Le genou de Claire
- September 17,
18, 24, 25

> La collectionneuse
- September 16, 17, 18, 19
, 22

> Love in the Afternoon / L’amour l’après-midi
-
September 23, 24, 25, 26, 29

> My Night at Maud’s / Ma nuit chez Maud
- September 17, 18, 25

> Suzanne’s Career / La carrière de Suzanne
Screening with: The Bakery Girl of Monceau / La boulangère de Monceau
- September 18, 24
 

More information and full schedule here

WALTER READE THEATER 144 West 65th Street New York, NY 10023

Eric Rohmer’s Moral Tales: Retrospective at Lincoln Center

When
September 16 - 29, 2016
Where
WALTER READE THEATER
144 West 65th Street
New York, NY
10023

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced Eric Rohmer’s Moral Tales, September 16-29. All six films will be screened in new restorations, highlighted by two adjacent weeklong revivals of La collectionneuse and Love in the Afternoon.

In 1950, the French publisher Gallimard rejected a manuscript of a short story collection called Moral Tales, submitted by a thirty-year-old Eric Rohmer. In the early sixties, by then an influential critic and a late-flowering movie director, he resolved to adapt the stories for the screen, each inspired by F. W. Murnau’s Sunrise, in which a man, committed to one woman, is tempted by another. The resulting series, which took a decade to complete, established Rohmer’s international filmmaking reputation. Thrillingly intelligent portraits of self-centered, articulate, often foolish men and the women they belittle, idolize, stalk, and long for, staged with offhand visual imagination and full of electrifying, high-stakes verbal showdowns, the six Moral Tales represented an entirely new way of handling male-female relationships on screen.

Organized by Florence Almozini


All screenings take place at the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street).

> Claire’s Knee / Le genou de Claire
- September 17,
18, 24, 25

> La collectionneuse
- September 16, 17, 18, 19
, 22

> Love in the Afternoon / L’amour l’après-midi
-
September 23, 24, 25, 26, 29

> My Night at Maud’s / Ma nuit chez Maud
- September 17, 18, 25

> Suzanne’s Career / La carrière de Suzanne
Screening with: The Bakery Girl of Monceau / La boulangère de Monceau
- September 18, 24
 

More information and full schedule here

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