Eric Rohmer

The Bakery Girl of Monceau

The Bakery Girl of Monceau

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?

Film Info

  • Eric Rohmer
  • France
  • 1963
  • 23 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
  • Spine #343

Special 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

Available In

Collector's Set

Six Moral Tales

Six Moral Tales

DVD Box Set

6 Discs

$79.96

Out Of Print

Special 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
The Bakery Girl of Monceau
Cast
Barbet Schroeder
Young man
Michèle Girardon
Sylvie
Claudine Soubrier
Jacqueline
Fred Junk
Schmidt
Credits
Director
Eric Rohmer
Producer
Barbet Schroeder
Cinematography
Jean-Michel Meurice
Cinematography
Bruno Barbey