Romance of Astrea and Celadon, 2007

Romance of Astrea and Celadon

Part of Ciné en hiver: 2010 French Film Series
Friday, January 22, 2010 - 7:00pm

In light of the loss last week of celebrated French film director Eric Rohmer (1920-2010), this event will serve as a tribute to Rohmer, featuring a special additional screening of Presentation or Charlotte and Her Steak (1960, 12 min).

Introduction by Mireille Dobrzynski, PhD candidate, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

In a film he claimed as his swan song, Eric Rohmer brings to life the enchanted, pastoral world of Honoré d’Urfé’s 17th century novel. When Astrea imagines that Celadon is betraying her, she bans him from her sight. Nymphs rescue Celadon from attempted suicide, but not before Astrea hears the news of his death. Hindered by a promise, the only way he can get close to her and change her mind is to disguise himself as a woman.

(Eric Rohmer, France, 2007, 35mm, 106 min)

For the second winter, the FSC and the France Chicago Center partner to bring classic and contemporary French Cinema to campus. This year, spend three Friday evenings with Marcel Carné, Robert Bresson, and Eric Rohmer—three French directors whose work represents 70 years of French film history.

Co-presented with the France Chicago Center.