Le Rayon Vert
DIRECTOR: ERIC ROHMER
CAST: MARIE RIVIèRE, MARIE RIVIèRE, AMIRA CHEMAKHI, AMIRA CHEMAKHI, SYLVIE RICHEZ, SYLVIE RICHEZ, MARíA LUISA GARCíA, MARíA LUISA GARCíA
From Rohmer’s “Comedies & Proverbs” cycle, Le Rayon Vert follows the independent but insecure Delphine (Marie Rivière), a newly single young Parisian who cannot find a holiday companion for the month of August, as she meets and rejects, glides and stumbles in her longing for connection. Overhearing a discussion of Jules Verne’s The Green Ray, Delphine becomes fascinated with seeing the elusive meteorological event and the promise that comes with it. Rivière, who also co-wrote her largely self-created role, delivers one of the most captivating lead performances in any of the filmmaker’s works.
A Film Desk release.