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Claire's Knee / Le genou de Claire (1970) + Love in the Afternoon / L'amour l'après-midi (1972) [Criterion Collection]

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Claire's Knee / Le genou de Claire (1970) + Love in the Afternoon / L'amour l'après-midi (1972) [Criterion Collection]

Six Moral Tales. Claire's Knee / Le genou de Claire (1970) + Love in the Afternoon / L'amour l'après-midi (1972) [Criterion Collection, Spine #342]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~24.0 Mbps | 1hr 46mn + 1hr 37mn | 44,7 GB
French (Français): LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance



Director: Éric Rohmer

The multifaceted, deeply personal work of Eric Rohmer has had an effect on cinema unlike any other. One of the founding critics of the history-making Cahiers du cinéma, Rohmer began translating his written manifestos to film in the 1960s, standing apart from his New Wave contemporaries with his patented brand of gently existential, hyperarticulate character studies set against vivid seasonal landscapes. This near genre unto itself was established with the audacious and wildly influential series Six Moral Tales. A succession of encounters between fragile men and the women who tempt them, Six Moral Tales unleashed on the film world a new voice, one that was at once sexy, philosophical, modern, daring, nonjudgmental, and liberating.


Claire's Knee / Le genou de Claire (1970) [Criterion Collection, Spine #347]
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065772/
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance


Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Aurora Cornu, Béatrice Romand

“Why would I tie myself to one woman?” asks Jerôme in Claire’s Knee, though he plans to marry a diplomat’s daughter by summer’s end. He spends his July at a lakeside boardinghouse, nursing crushes on the sixteen-year-old Laura and, more tantalizingly, her long-legged, blonde, older half sister, Claire. Baring her knee on a ladder under a blooming cherry tree, Claire unwittingly incites a moral crisis for Jerôme while creating an image that is both the iconic emblem of Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales and one of French cinema’s most enduring moments.


Love in the Afternoon / L'amour l'après-midi (1972) [Criterion Collection, Spine #348]
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068205/
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance


Stars: Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Françoise Verley

Though happily married to the adoring Hélène and expecting a second child with her, the thoroughly bourgeois executive Frédéric cannot banish from his mind the attractive Paris women he sees every day. His flirtations and fantasies remain harmless until the appearance at his office of Chloé, an audacious, unencumbered old flame played by the mesmerizing Zouzou. Love in the Afternoon, the luminous final chapter in Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales, is a tender, sobering, and wholly adult affair that leads to perhaps the most overwhelmingly emotional moment in the entire series.



Special Features:
- 1974 episode of Telecinéma featuring interviews with critic Jean Douchet, actor Jean-Louis Trintignant, & producer Pierre Cottrell
- Interview with Rohmer from the television series Parlons cinéma in 1977
- “On Pascal,” a 1965 episode of the educational TV series En profil dans le texte directed by Rohmer, on the French philosopher Blaise Pascal, the subject of debate in My Night at Maud’s
- Short film A Modern Coed (1966)
- Trailers


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Claire's Knee / Le genou de Claire (1970) + Love in the Afternoon / L'amour l'après-midi (1972) [Criterion Collection]

Claire's Knee / Le genou de Claire (1970) + Love in the Afternoon / L'amour l'après-midi (1972) [Criterion Collection]

Claire's Knee / Le genou de Claire (1970) + Love in the Afternoon / L'amour l'après-midi (1972) [Criterion Collection]





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