Pauline At The Beach (1983)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

Original title:  Pauline A La Plage

France, 1983, .  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Film Editing by , .  

One of Eric Rohmer’s most delightful comedies. Fifteen year-old Pauline () visits a beachside town with her cousin Marion () during the autumn season when the shores are empty of vacationing crowds. Both of them find romance, but both of them have their opportunities ruined by the interference of a sexual adventurer who is only after his own pleasure. This interrupts Pauline’s courtship with an earnest young man as well as Marion’s chances with an eager surfer. The locations are beautiful, the conversations plentiful and the characters all loveable. A very enjoyable trifle.

Berlin Film Festival Award:  Best Director (Eric Rohmer)


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