January 12, 2010

Eric Rohmer, RIP

The famed French director died today at the age of 89. I know him best for directing "Claire's Knee," which can be summed up thus:

On the eve of his wedding, on holiday on the Lake Annecy shore, a career diplomat visits an old acquaintance, perhaps a former girlfriend. Through her he meets an intense teenager, Laura, and then lusts after her sister, Claire. Whilst Laura attempts to flirt with him, his fantasy becomes focussed on wanting to caress Claire's knee.
Yes, the French are different from you and me...

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 12, 2010 12:45 AM
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