The Bakery Girl of Monceau Film Still

The Bakery Girl of Monceau

Eric Rohmer

 
  • France
  • 1963
  • 23 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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  • Spine #343

Simple, delicate, and jazzy, the first of the “Moral Tales” shows the stirrings of what would become the Eric Rohmer style: unfussy naturalistic shooting, ironic first-person voice-over, and the image of the “unknowable” woman. A law student (played by producer and future director Barbet Schroeder) with a roving eye and a large appetite stuffs himself full of sugar cookies and pastries daily in order to garner the attentions of the pretty brunette who works in a quaint Paris bakery. But is he truly interested, or is she just a sweet diversion?

Credits

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Eric Rohmer
  • Moral Tales, Filmic Issues, a new video conversation with Rohmer and Barbet Schroeder
  • Rohmer’s short film Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (1951)
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

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