Eric Rohmer

Éric Rohmer
Maurice Henri Joseph Schérer or Jean Marie Maurice Schérer
BirthplaceTulle, Corrèze, France
Film Director, Journalist, Teacher

Rohmer, Eric,

1920–2010, French film director and writer, b. Jean-Marie Maurice Schérer. He was a founder (1950) of La Gazette du cinéma, cowrote (1957) a study of Alfred HitchcockHitchcock, Sir Alfred,
1899–1980, English-American film director, writer, and producer, b. London. Hitchcock began his career as a director in 1925 and became prominent with The 39 Steps (1935) and The Lady Vanishes (1938).
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, and edited (1957–63) the influential journal Cahiers du cinéma. One of the founders of France's cinematic "New Wave," he made short films in the 1950s before directing his first feature, The Sign of Leo (1959), in which he initiated his typically calm and intellectual style, emphasizing the flow of conversation and ideas and portraying little physical action. In 1962 he began a cycle of "Six Moral Tales," which explore relationships between men and women, achieving popular and critical success with My Night at Maud's (1969), Claire's Knee (1970), and Chloe in the Afternoon (1972). After two stylized period dramas, The Marquise of O (1976) and Perceval (1978), he began another contemporary cycle, "Comedies and Proverbs," highlighted by the acclaimed Pauline at the Beach (1983) and Summer (1986). Rohmer's later films include his "Four Seasons" quartet (1990–98), the historical The Lady and the Duke (2001), and his final work, Romance of Astrée and Céladon (2007).


See study by C. G. Crisp (1988).

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If I say that director Eric Rohmer wouldn't recognise it at all, that's meant as a compliment.
Indeed, by reading the hundreds of articles that Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette, Eric Rohmer, and Francois Truffaut left us, it is hard to believe that this immensely influential trend in film criticism can be reduced to a plea to value the director more than any other creative source implied in filmmaking.
Chapters discuss the interactions between the Cannes Film festival, Brigitte Bardot, and beaches as a signifier of sexual freedom and youthful modernity; the ways in which film portrays gender relations through the use of the beachscape; and the ways in which three directors ("one classical, one feminist and one queer;" respectively, Eric Rohmer, Agnes Varda, and Francois Ozon) have used beachscapes to hone and express their auteur projects.
She is credited with being one of the French New Wave of directors who emerged in the late 1950s and 60s - the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Francoise Truffaut and Eric Rohmer - but she actually predates them.
The event, which will be concluded on November 13, includes 14 categories: Official Competition of Feature Films, Short Film Competition, Official Program, Film Market, Precious Cinema, Turkish Cinema and Retrospective of Danish Cinema, in addition to categories dedicated to the works of French director Eric Rohmer, US actor and director Orson Welles, Polish-French director Roman Polanski, British director Ridley Scott, US director David Lynch, Bosnian director Emir Kusturica, US actor Marlon Brando, and US actress Sandra Bullock.
Directed by French filmmaker Eric Rohmer, the movie explores themes such as relationships and the pursuit of marriage.
Only Eric Rohmer, in some ways the most remote of the nouvelle vague, proves the partial exception to the rule.
IN A career which spanned six decades, Eric Rohmer earned himself a reputation as one of France''s most incisive, eloquent and freespirited film directors.
Eric Rohmer, pivotal member of France's New Wave film movement that changed the history of the art form, has died aged 89, leaving behind an immense yet subtle and sensitive body of work.
Pre-Raphaelite paintings hang beside medieval ivories, 20th-century children's books lie next to precious illuminated manuscripts, and film posters from Walt Disney, Robert Bresson and Eric Rohmer among others adorn the walls.
He had already written a fine book on Alfred Hitchcock with Eric Rohmer, and because his subject usually includes murder, some quickly identified him with that master of suspense.
I Confess is, as Eric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol so neatly describe it in their book Hitchcock: The First Forty-Four Films (1979), "the story of a priest [Montgomery Cliff] who is prisoner to the secret of the confessional.