Wednesday, January 13, 2010

RIP Eric Rohmer, filmmaker

French filmmaker Eric Rohmer died on Monday, January 11. He was 89.  I've enjoyed so many of his films, and watch them repeatedly. He captures the awkwardness of new friendships, acquaintance-ships, and romances so well. His characters are unflashy and cheesy, which amuses me to no end. This article describes the appeal of his work perfectly.

This photo is from the film Claire's Knee. A highlight is the location, a house on a lake surrounded by the French Alps. You'll want to jump through your TV set... 

A photo from another Rohmer favorite, Boyfriends and Girlfriends...

Merci Monsieur Rohmer.

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