Perceval (1978)

This film, set in the Middle Ages, follows the exploits of Sir Perceval, a legendary exemplar of chivalry and a member of King Arthur's Round Table. The story is based on the verse tale Perceval ou le Conte del Graal, as recounted by… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 8, 1978
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2000
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The film marries medieval passion with modern perspective and sires its own special magic.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

The spirit of medieval drama lives in Rohmer's utterly unique, flagrantly theatrical adaptation… will enchant medieval enthusiasts and bewilder others.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Eric Rohmer's least typical and least popular film also happens to be his best...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The naïve Perceval's odyssey is depicted as a moral investigation, but is shot with a deft touch exhibiting great humor, wit and style.

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Elliott Stein
Film Comment Magazine

A conservative director's entry into new territory is a priori fascinating; observing him gradually painting himself into a corner of that territory is less so.

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Ultimately Rohmer's film is an intimate moral investigation, shot with an assured lightness of touch typical of the director.

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