A Tale of Winter
A Tale of Winter (1992)

In this second of his saga of four seasons, writer/director Eric Rohmer takes a look at the romantic escapades of a youthful hairdresser, who tries to balance her time between two lovers, her boss and a librarian.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: February 9, 2015
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Rohmer's style, over the years, has become so easy and natural that, at its best, his work never seems like fabricated drama... While this low-budget Tale of Winter may seem simple, it's a masterly simplicity.

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James Berardinelli

With A Tale of Springtime and A Tale of Winter, Eric Rohmer has given us a pair of wonderful motion pictures... I wonder what Summer and Autumn will bring.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Rarely has this great filmmaker been so successful at blending his most serious concerns with such engaging entertainment.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

As usual, Rohmer works magic with his generally unfamiliar casts, drawing from them more they perhaps realize they're yielding.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It has, as ever, enormous compassion, wit and insight, and its ending is exquisitely affecting.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

This witty adult fairy tale, set in the heart of the callous city, is a joy to behold thanks to the naturalism of its performances and the sublime subtlety of its direction.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Rohmer has become such a master of his chosen classic genre -- the crystalline philosophical tale of character and romantic choice -- that this is a nearly perfect work, in performance as well as execution.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

At least part of the comic appeal of Mr. Rohmer's work is the complete confidence, clarity and decisiveness with which he dramatizes the utter confusion of his emotionally besieged heroines.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Eric Rohmer's A Tale of Winter is a beautifully buoyant film, both intellectually challenging and rapturously romantic.

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