The Green Ray (a.k.a. Summer) (Le rayon vert)

  • Dir: Eric Rohmer

  • France, 1986, French, 98min, DCP

  • Cast: Marie Rivière, Maria Luisa Garcia, Vincent Gauthier, Eric Hamm

It’s July, when Parisians flock out of town for their summer holidays, Delphine finds herself all alone as her lover and friends jilt her. Drifting from the Alps to Biarritz, she is increasingly disconsolate and at a loose end. Still, she clings to her faith in destiny, which eventually seems to reveal its auspicious sign in the green ray of sunset. An adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel in improvised whims, Rohmer’s Venice Golden Lion winner is one of the most vibrantly illuminating portraits of the paradoxes in human nature in all cinema.

Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion, Pasinetti Award for Best Actress

31/1 (Sun): Seminar with Grace Ng, Geoffrey Wong



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