Conte d’Eté Eric Rohmer, 1996.
Color. 114 min.
WithMelvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet,
Gwenaëlle Simon, Aurélia Nolin
with English subtitles
Join us for a special sneak preview of A Summer’s Tale. Never before released in the U.S., this “beautiful and bittersweet romantic comedy” (Todd McCarthy, Variety) is part of Eric Rohmer’s acclaimed series Tales of the Four Seasons.
In A Summer’s Tale Gaspard, a recent college graduate, arrives at the seaside in Bretagne for a three week vacation before starting a new job. While waiting for his sort-of girlfriend, the fickle Léna, to join him he welcomes the interest of Margot, a student working as a waitress for the summer. When the spoken-for Margot encourages Gaspard to have a summer romance with her friend, Solène, Léna turns up, and Gaspard is forced to make a choice between the three women in his life.
The film will be released in New York on June 20, 2014 at Lincoln Plaza Cinema.
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Special thanks to Jonathan Howell (Big World Pictures)
FIAF Spring 2014 Season Sponsors: Air France and Delta Air Lines, the official airlines of FIAF; Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Florence Gould Foundation; Institut français; National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works; New York State Council on the Arts; NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater, a program of FACE; The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation; and Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.