Picture this cinematic moment: A lonely young woman on vacation decides to place faith in moments of chance, convincing herself that if she witnesses a certain optical phenomenon her romantic life will improve. Standing at the beach, she waits for the sun to set, each second of its decline recorded by the camera. Finally the last fragment of light sink and, before disappearing, turns a vibrant green. Not too many filmmakers would take the time to linger on a sunset, but Eric Rohmer lets it settle in at its own pace, making it the climactic moment... More >>>
Françoise Fabian in Eric Rohmer's My Night at Maud's.