Eric Rohmer

Director, Screenwriter, Author
Along with Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette and Claude Chabrol, director Eric Rohmer was one of the members of the influential French New Wave film movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Though not nearly ... Read more »
Born: 04/03/1920 in France

Filmography

Writer (31)

Berenice 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Journal d'un Screlerat 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Veronique et son cancre 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Romance of Astrea and Celadon 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

I Think I Love My Wife 2007 (Movie)

(from screenplay: "Chole in the Afternoon") (Source Material)

Triple Agent 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Lady and the Duke 2002 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Autumn Tale 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Summer's Tale 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rendezvous in Paris 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Tale of Springtime 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

My Girlfriend's Boy Friend 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Green Ray 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Full Moon in Paris 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pauline at the Beach 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Good Marriage 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Aviator's Wife 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Perceval le gallois 1977 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Perceval le gallois 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Marquise d'O... 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Chloe in the Afternoon 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Claire's Knee 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

My Night at Maud's 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Collectionneuse 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Six in Paris 1964 (Movie)

("Place de l'Etoile") (Screenplay)

La Carriere de Suzanne 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Boulangere de Monceau 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sign of Leo 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

All Boys are Called Patrick 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (31)

Berenice 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Journal d'un Screlerat 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Veronique et son cancre 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Romance of Astrea and Celadon 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Triple Agent 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lady and the Duke 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Autumn Tale 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

A Summer's Tale 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Rendezvous in Paris 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

A Tale of Winter 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

A Tale of Springtime 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

My Girlfriend's Boy Friend 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

The Green Ray 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Full Moon in Paris 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Pauline at the Beach 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

A Good Marriage 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

The Aviator's Wife 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Perceval le gallois 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

La Marquise d'O... 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Chloe in the Afternoon 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Claire's Knee 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

My Night at Maud's 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

La Collectionneuse 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Six in Paris 1964 (Movie)

("Place de l'Etiole") (Director)

La Carriere de Suzanne 1962 (Movie)

(Director)

La Boulangere de Monceau 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

Presentation ou Charlotte et son steack 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

The Sign of Leo 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

La Sonate a Kreutzer 1955 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (4)

Francois Truffaut: Stolen Portraits 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Out 1: Spectre 1974 (Movie)

Balzac Specialist (Actor)

Out 1: Noli Me Tangere 1970 (Movie)

Balzac Specialist (Actor)
Producer (3)

The Romance of Astrea and Celadon 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Autumn Tale 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Along with Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette and Claude Chabrol, director Eric Rohmer was one of the members of the influential French New Wave film movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Though not nearly as internationally known as Godard or Truffaut, Rohmer was nonetheless considered to be the master of the movement by his contemporaries, despite being more aesthetically conservative than the others. Rohmer had his start working as an editor and critic for the international film magazine Cahiers du Cinema before embarking on his directing career. Despite a slow start marred with financial difficulties and lack of interest from his fellow countrymen, Rohmer finally emerged onto the stage with his first of three film cycles, "Six Moral Tales," which established his talky, philosophical style that either intrigued or frustrated audiences. But by the time the six tales were completed, Rohmer had established himself as an exceptional examiner of human frailty uncomplicated by the trappings of genre expectations or plot devices. Rohmer followed with two other film cycles, "Comedies and Proverbs" and "Tales of the Four Seasons," which only enhanced his standing in filmmaking circles as one of the true auteurs of international cinema.

Relationships

Thérèse Barbet

Wife

René Monzat

Son

René Schérer

Brother

Milestones

2007

Directed final film, "Les Amours d'Astrée et de Céladon"

2004

Returned to period drama with "Triple Agent"

2000

Helmed the controversial, "L'Anglaise et le duc," which gave a negative portrayal of the French Revolution

1998

Earned international praise for the fourth film in the "Tales of the Four Seasons" series, "Conte d'automne"

1990

Began third series of "Tales of the Four Seasons" with "Conte de printemps"

1986

Earned critical praise for the fifth film in the "Comedies and Proverbs" series, "Le Rayon vert"

1980

Began series of "Comedies and Proverbs" with "The Aviator's Wife"

1978

Helmed the film, "Perceval le Gallois," based on a 12th century manuscript by Chrétien de Troyes

1976

Filmed the period film, "La Marquise d'O," from the novella by Heinrich von Kleist

1968

Earned international recognition for the third film in the "Moral Tales" series, "Ma nuit chez Maud"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

1962

Began series of "Six Moral Tales," the first was "La boulangère de Monceau" and the second, "La Carrière de Suzanne"

1959

First feature released, "Sign of Leo"

1956

Promoted to editor of Cahiers du Cinema

1952

Began work on uncompleted feature, "Les Petites Filles Modeles"

1951

Made first 35 mm film, "Presentation", starring Jean-Luc Godard (12 min.)

1951

Joined staff of Cahiers du Cinema

1950

Made first short film, "Journal d'un scelerat" (16 mm)

1948

Began writing film criticism

1946

Published novel under pseudonym Gilbert Cordier

Moved to Paris, worked as freelance journalist

Began career as teacher in Clermont-Ferrand

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