Autumn Tale (Conte d'Automne)
Autumn Tale (Conte d'Automne) (1999)

The fourth and final of a series of films based on the seasons, following A Tale of Springtime, A Winter's Tale, and A Summer's Tale. Magali (Beatrice Romand) is a widowed wine producer from the south of France. Her best friend,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 23, 1999
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2000
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

The film is delightfully unpredictable, warm, nuanced. It's civilized entertainment.

James Berardinelli

It's a solidly entertaining effort -- the kind of movie that can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates discerning comedy.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

The goings-on come across as a bit too lightweight.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Though you wouldn't know it from Hollywood's kids 'r us obsessions, directors actually can improve as they advance in age.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The latest in a long, rich series of films by the perceptive French director, who tells stories about people we'd like to know, or be.

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Michael Dequina

Terrific performances and masterful direction make this a warm delight for art-minded viewers.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

There's a form of poetic justice in all this, and it gives the film, otherwise straitlaced, its jagged wit: Women on the lookout for love may be fools, but they make sure to turn the men who romance them into even bigger ones.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

If a part of me has resisted and sometimes even resented his mastery, this undoubtedly can be traced to a problem with realism that his work as a whole throws into relief. To put it crudely, why reproduce the real world when we have the thing itself?

Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

With this romance, the director, now in his late 70s, completes his Tales of Four Seasons quartet on a hopeful note. Although slight in plot and slow in pace, the film offers much to admire.

Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
I didn't see the other three films but it wasn't hard to pick up the tale. A very interesting tale of match making for the middle aged played very… More