Conte de Printemps (A Tale of Springtime)
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Conte de Printemps (A Tale of Springtime)
French filmmaker Eric Rohmer begins his Tales of the Four Seasons series with A Tale of Springtime. Parisian philosophy teacher Jeanne (Anne Teyssedre) is temporarily without a place to stay as her cousin occupies her own home and she refuses to stay in her boyfriend's messy apartment while he is away. A young pianist, Natasha (Florence Darel), offers the use of her house and she accepts. After the two become friends, it is apparent there is a rivalry between Natasha and her father Igor's girlfriend, Eve. As Natasha's father drifts away from Eve, Natasha unwittingly finds herself… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mr. Rohmer's films look like no one else's. They are direct and clean, the movie equivalent to prose that dispenses with adjectives and adverbs."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"French film aficionados might find something satisfying about this little film, but apart from a unique Gallic perspective on the relationships that are presented in the film, there is little to hold the viewer's interest."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
"We can recognized the rhythms of real life, in which personal drama sometimes has to wait while we attend to routine duties."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"I am beginning to see how each of his films is a small piece of the one lifelong movie he's be cobbling all these years. And I am beginning to see how who I am at different points in my life affects my responses."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"A Tale of Springtime presents a rare and wonderful opportunity to discover a trio of multidimensional cinematic characters. Once you've been introduced, you won't want to be parted from them, whether or not Springtime ends."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"While it's true that his characters sometimes over-explain their motivations, on the whole A Tale of Springtime is up to Rohmer's usual standard."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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