Eric Rohmer's La Collectionneuse

Co-presented by the French Film and TV Office
Print courtesy of Institut Français and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

Join La Collectionneuse to celebrate the one year anniversary of her beloved series, with Eric Rohmer’s La Collectionneuse + a party with a set by DJ Pierrot from Décadanse Soirée!

Witty, philosophical, erotic, and true to life, La Collectionneuse is like a dream-vision of the summer vacation in the south of France you never had. As contradictory, sensual, and sardonic as its languid heroes, the fourth installment in Éric Rohmer’s Moral Tales throws a spotlight on small moments of romantic caprice or boredom, and practically heralds the new, bohemian style of dandyism as it emerged in the ’60s: voluntary unemployment, casual sex, avant-garde philosophy, pop music and comic books. As he staged these gorgeous Côte d’Azur-set scenes, Rohmer obsessed himself with authenticity: visual artist Daniel Pommereulle plays himself and co-wrote the dialogue with the other two leads, and the filmmaker himself called around for collectors of insect noises to find the right species for Saint-Tropez in June.

Dir. Éric Rohmer, 1967, 16mm, 89 min.


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