Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Eric Rohmer's Final Film?

There is a very nice interview with Eric Rohmer located here where he discusses his career, his newest film and why it may be his last. While I wish that we could have dozens upon dozens of films from this man, I realize at 87 that is probably not possible. I find myself gravitating more and more to Rohmer's works as I get older and I must admit that, Truffaut excepted, he is probably my favorite of the French New Wave directors in as far as how much joy I get from watching his films. It's a nice article, give it a look.


Filmbo said...

It is a shame that he's retiring, though each time I re-watch one of his films it often feels like a new movie, especially if it's been a while since I last saw it.

Though Truffaut? Really? I must be missing something since he's really my least favorite of the five.

Jeremy Richey said...

Truffaut is my all time favorite director so he will always be in front of the rest of them for me...I realize a lot of people don't feel this way.

I totally agree with you on Rohmer though...his films age so well and each re-viewing makes them more and more moving and pleasurable.

Thanks so much for the comments!

Rogue Spy 007 said...

Truffaut is my favorite as well. I find very few people that seem to agree. I do love Rohmer's work. He has many so many great films over the years. I do get something new out of them each time I watch them again. It's a shame that this is probably his last film, but I guess at his age we can't expect that he'll be making films another 30 years or so. This is a very talented and brilliant filmmaker.

James Hansen said...

I actually got to see his new film at the New York Film Festival this year, and while it isn't the best thing you'll ever see, it's a nice, bittersweet ending for his career if it is actually Rohmer's last film. Lots of young, beautiful people running around meadows. There's more to it than that, but it's a nice piece. Not much of a summation of his career or anything, but still a good film that I think lots of people will enjoy.

I, of course, am more partial to Rivette and Godard, but Rohmer and Truffaut are both masters in their own right. I haven't seen enough work from any of these directors, as there is always more to see and explore. Thanks for bringing this article to attention!