Pauline at The Beach (Pauline a la plage) (1983)

Part of the The Underdog of the French New Wave: Eric Rohmer Film Season Season

Director: Eric Rohmer
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Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, the film centres on 5 characters who meet, eat, drink, dance, talk, make love, swim, windsurf and argue about love. Rohmer’s films combine images, language, action and cinematic narrative fluidity to create a kind of cinema that no one else has ever done before.

REVIEWS

"Pauline at the Beach is another rare Rohmer treat.” – The New York Times

"I hope that ''Pauline at the Beach'' will win new admirers for Mr. Rohmer, one of the most original and elegant film makers at work today in any country. " - THE NEW YORK TIMES 

THIS FILM IS BEING SHOWN AS PART OF THE SEASON:THE UNDERDOG OF THE FRENCH NEW WAVE: ERIC ROHMER FILM SEASON (14 JUNE - 12 JULY)

2009 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most significant movements in the history of cinema, the French New Wave. To celebrate, we have decided to run a season of films from one of the lesser known great filmmakers of this revolutionary movement: Eric Rohmer.

"One of the most extraordinary directorial careers in the history of cinema" - SIGHT AND SOUND

"One of the great classical artists of the last half-century" - THE INDEPENDENT

This season would not have been possible without the support of the Institut Francais and CulturesFrance.

Films in the The Underdog of the French New Wave: Eric Rohmer Film Season season:

14

Film: The Romance Of Astrea And Celadon (Les Amours D’Astree And Celadon) (2007)

14 Jun 2009, 7:30 p.m.

"A surprising yet subtly fitting coda to one of the most extraordinary directorial careers in the history of cinema" - SIGHT AND SOUND

21

Film: 3 Short Films From The 1960'S (1963)

21 Jun 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Tonight is a very rare chance to see Rohmer’s first short films, absolute little gems.

01

Film: Claire’S Knee (Le Genou De Claire) (1971)

1 Jul 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Absolute masterpiece and great commercial success, the film tells the story of a man being tempted by a young woman and her knee…

09

Film: My Night At Maud’S (Ma Nuit Chez Maud) (1969)

9 Jul 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Nominated for 2 Oscars and officially selected at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

12

Film: Pauline At The Beach (Pauline A La Plage) (1983)

12 Jul 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, "Pauline at the Beach is another rare Rohmer treat.” – The New York Times