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A Tale of Winter

A Tale of Winter

A Tale of Winter

1992 / 114min / DCP

DIRECTOR: ERIC ROHMER

This second film in its director’s “Tales of the Four Seasons” draws inspiration from Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, while boasting of a grace and plainspoken beauty, and a reconciliation of philosophy and feeling, that belong to Rohmer alone. Raising a daughter conceived during a brief but unforgettable fling 5 years earlier, hairdresser Félicie (Charlotte Véry) vacillates between two suitors while really loving neither, keeping a candle quietly burning for the father of her child. “A nearly perfect work, in performance as well as execution.”—Jonathan Rosenbaum, The Chicago Reader