Eric Rohmer

The Bakery Girl of Monceau

The Bakery Girl of Monceau

Delicate and jazzy, The Bakery Girl of Monceau, the first entry in the Six Moral Tales series, evinces stirrings of what would become the Eric Rohmer style: unfussy naturalistic shooting, ironic first-person voice-over, and an “unknowable” woman. A law student (played by producer and future director Barbet Schroeder) with a roving eye and a large appetite stuffs himself with sugary pastries daily in order to gain the affection of a 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
  • 1.37:1
  • French
  • Spine #343

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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

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