LE RAYON VERT

Directed by Eric Rohmer
US release date: August 25, 2017

Beginning Friday August 25, 2017, Metrograph will present a one-week revival run of Éric Rohmer's masterpiece Le rayon vert, the Ultimate Summer Movie.

From Rohmer’s “Comedies & Proverbs” cycle, the film follows independent but insecure Delphine (Marie Rivière), a newly single young Parisian who cannot find a holiday companion for the month of August, as she meets and rejects, glides and stumbles in her longing for connection. Overhearing a discussion of Jules Verne’s The Green Ray, Delphine becomes fascinated with seeing the elusive meteorological event and the promise that comes with it. Rivière, who also co-wrote her largely self-created role, delivers one of the most captivating lead performances in any of the filmmaker’s works. 

"An absorbing, empathic portrait of a complex woman caught between her own obstinacy and melancholy." – Melissa Anderson, Village Voice

"No film I can recall in years has provided such a profound insight into the human condition. A singularly ennobling episode in the history of cinema." – Andrew Sarris


LE RAYON VERT
Directed by: Eric Rohmer
Starring: Marie Rivière, Vincent Gauthier
Year: 1986
Runtime: 105 mins
Released by: Film Desk

> Le rayon vert Receives Week-Long Revival Run in 35mm from August 25-31 at Metrograph cinema in New York City.

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