Time & Location
24 Aug, 19:45 – 22:45
London, 39-41 Parker St, London WC2B 5EF, UK
About the event
The third film in Eric Rohmer’s Four Seasons series, A Summer’s Tale follows Gaspard (Melvil Poupaud), an aspiring musician on holiday in the seaside town Dinard. Moping around while waiting for his sort-of girlfriend Léna (Aurelia Nolin), Gaspard strikes up a friendship with Margot (Amanda Langlet), a waitress conducting research on local Bretons in her free time. One of Margot’s friends, the beautiful Solene (Gwenaëlle Simon), takes an interest in Gaspard, assuaging his low self-esteem, but causing further complications in Gaspard’s increasingly complicated love life.
Inspired by Rohmer’s own experiences as a young man, A Summer’s Tale is one of his funniest films - a witty exploration of how romance and attraction shape our sense of self.