PABS at SCFZ (scfzforum.org/)
Favourites are for the current SCFZ poll.
Excellent. Features some of the most brilliant, telling conversations in all of movie-land.
Lots of guys on the dating scene in their early 20s will probably relate to Gaspard's indecision, his clumsiness with women, and his miscalculations dealing with the opposite sex - especially when juggling amorous candidates. And Rohmer knows girls are master psychologists, able to work out exactly what a guy's thinking even before he speaks, sometimes even before he realizes what he was thinking himself!
An old widowed artist frustrated by what he could have been; his adequately successful middle-class son and daughter in law, both of them ordinary and respectable, but... rather dull. Throw in the old man's overly bubbly, vivacious daughter, who's not as sure of herself as she pretends to be. Mix these with a sense of solitude, listlessness and their collective, unspoken realization that THIS IS IT, THAT'S ALL WE HAVE TO SHOW for ourselves and our short time on this earth, and you have a beautiful tragedy in a magnificent setting. Quietly moving and visually stunning. A lovely poem.