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La collectionneuse

Eric Rohmer

 
  • France
  • 1967
  • 87 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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  • Spine #346

A bombastic, womanizing art dealer and his painter friend go to a seventeenth-century villa on the Riviera for a relaxing summer getaway. But their idyll is disturbed by the presence of the bohemian Haydée, accused of being a “collector” of men. Rohmer’s first color film, La collectionneuse pushes the Moral Tales into new, darker realms. Yet it is also a grand showcase for the clever and delectably ironic battle-of-the-sexes repartee (in a witty script written by Rohmer and the three main actors) and luscious, effortless Néstor Almendros photography that would define the remainder of the series.

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Eric Rohmer
  • Rohmer’s short film A Modern Coed (1966)
  • A 1977 episode of the TVOntario program Parlons cinema, featuring an interview with Rohmer on La collectionneuse
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

Film Essays

La collectionneuse: Marking Time

By Phillip Lopate August 14, 2006

La collectionneuse is a strong, sensuously lush, deceptively slight film, a riviera fruit with a bitter, uncompromising aftertaste. In retrospect, it is both classically Rohmer-esque and . . . Read more »

Film Essays

La collectionneuse: Marking Time

By Phillip Lopate August 14, 2006

La collectionneuse is a strong, sensuously lush, deceptively slight film, a riviera fruit with a bitter, uncompromising aftertaste. In retrospect, it is both classically Rohmer-esque and . . . Read more »