"a charming little essay on love and desire"
Eric Rohmer is one of my favorite filmakers. His films are always stunningly beautiful, shot in quiet yet exquisite French locals, heavy on conversation and usually about relationships between men and women- good looking men and women, but good looking in a natural, sensual way.
Pauline at the Beach is one of my favorites- flirtatious, sexy, longwinded, and very French. Pauline is a 15 year old girl who is spending the summer with her older and of course, stunning, cousin Marion at the French seaside town of Granville. Days are spent relaxing in the lush garden, windsurfing on the beach, drinking wine, and falling and out of love. Summer at its finest.
I especially love Pauline's early 80's bowl hair cut, Marion's entire wardrobe, and Henri- he gets put into my "sexy older man" category.
a few of my favorite quotes:
"love burns. i want to burn with love."
"learn to let yourself be desired, or you'll be unhappy"
A few of my other favorites by Rohmer:
Chloe in the Afternoon, Claire's Knee, and La Collectionneuse