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A Tale of Summer

According to Rohmer, the third film of Tales of the Four Seasons is his “most personal vehicle.” Based on events from Rohmer’s youth, A Tale of Summer follows amateur musician Gaspard (Melvil Poupaud) to a seaside resort in Dinard, on the coast of Brittany. There, each of three women (Amanda Langlet, Gwenaëlle Simon, and Aurelia Nolin) offers the possibility of romance, but Gaspard’s inability to commit to just one puts all of his chances at love in jeopardy. Summer features Rohmer’s wistful observations on indecisiveness and the fickle nature of desire, as brought to life by a talented young cast in a picturesque setting.

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Credits

DIRECTOR
Eric Rohmer

SCREENPLAY
Eric Rohmer

PRODUCER
Les Films du Losange

CAST
Melvil Poupaud
Amanda Langlet
Gwenaëlle Simon

Overview

DETAILS
Drama/Comedy/Romantic
French
113 min.
France, 1995

DISTRIBUTOR
Janus Films

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