Conte d'hiver (A Tale of Winter)
Conte d'hiver (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: January 29, 1992
DVD Release Date: February 9, 2015
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Keough
Boston Globe

This winter romance by Rohmer, then in his 70s, demonstrates that faith and art can work miracles.

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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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Joe Bendel
Epoch Times

A quintessentially Rohmeresque film in that it leaves viewers feeling they have eavesdropped on someone else's life and maybe gleaned a few lessons from the experience.

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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
ReelViews

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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Scott Renshaw
Salt Lake City Weekly

Eric Rohmer takes an intriguing voyage.

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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 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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