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Éric Rohmer

Knowledge Identifier: +Eric_Rohmer


Eric Rohmer

French film director, film critic, journalist, novelist, screenwriter and teacher add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1920.

Countries: France (71%), Italy (12%), United States (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Venice Film Festival, Golden Lion, Jean-Luc Godard

Linked to: BBC




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Eric Rohmer was born in 1920 add something


In 1946 he published a novel, "Elisabeth" under the pen-name "'Gilbert Cordier"' add something


In about 1949, while living in Paris, Rohmer first began to attend screenings at Henri Langlois's Cinémathèque Française, where he first met and befriended Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette and other members of the French New Wave add something


In 1950 Rohmer made his first 16mm short film, "Journal d'un scélérat" add something


In 1950, he co-founded the film magazine "La Gazette du Cinéma" with Rivette and Godard, however its existence was short-lived add something


It was based on an idea that Rohmer had in the 1950s, originally intended for Brigitte Bardot add something


By 1951 Rohmer had a bigger budget provided by friends and shot the 35mm short film "Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak" add something


In 1951 Rohmer joined the staff of André Bazin's newly founded film magazine "Cahiers du Cinéma", of which he would eventually become the editor in 1956 add something


In 1952 Rohmer began collaborating with Pierre Guilbaud on a one-hour short feature, "Les Petites Filles modèles", but the film was never finished add something


In 1954 Rohmer made and acted in "Bérénice", a 15-minute short based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe add something


Rohmer first published articles under his real name, but began using "Éric Rohmer" in 1955 so that his family would not find out that he was involved in the film world, of which they would have disapproved add something


Rohmer's best-known article was "Le Celluloid et le marbre" in 1955, which examines the relationship between film and other arts add something


In 1956 Rohmer directed, wrote, edited and starred in "La Sonate à Kreutzer", a 50-minute film produced by Godard add something


In 1957, Rohmer married Thérèse Barbet add something


In 1958 Rohmer made "Véronique et son cancre", a 20 minute-short produced by Chabrol add something


Chabrol's company AJYM produced Rohmer's feature directorial debut, "The Sign of Leo" in 1959 add something


In 1962 Rohmer and Barbet Schroeder co-founded the production company Les Films du Losange add something


By 1963 Rohmer was becoming more at odds with some of the more radical left-wing critics at "Cahiers du Cinéma" add something


In 1963 Les Films du Losange produced the New Wave omnibus film "Six in Paris", in which Rohmer's short "Place de l'Etoile" was the centerpiece add something


Between 1964 and 1966 Rohmer made 14 shorts for television through the Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française and Télévision Scolaire add something


In 1964 Rohmer made the 13 minute short film "Nadja à Paris" with cinematographer Nestor Almendros add something


Rohmer gained international acclaim around 1969 when his film "My Night at Maud's" was nominated at the Academy awards add something


The fourth "Moral Tale" was "My Night at Maud's" in 1969 add something


Beginning in the late 1970s during the production of "Perceval le Gallois" Rohmer began to reduce the number of crew members on his films add something


The fifth "Moral Tale" was "Le Genou de Claire" , made in 1970 add something


He won the San Sebastián International Film Festival with "Claire's Knee" in 1971 and the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for "The Green Ray" in 1986 add something


The sixth and final "Moral Tale" was "Love in the Afternoon" in 1972 add something


His style was famously criticised by Gene Hackman's character in the 1975 film "Night Moves" who describes viewing Rohmer's films as "kind of like watching paint dry" add something


In 1978 Rohmer made the Holy Grail legend film "Perceval le Gallois", based on a 12th-century manuscript by Chrétien de Troyes add something


In 1980 Rohmer made the medieval era film "Catherine de Heilbronn" add something


Later in 1980 Rohmer embarked on a second series of films: the "Comedies and Proverbs", where each film was based on a proverb add something


This was followed in 1981 with "Le Beau Mariage" , the second "Comedy and Proverb" add something


The third "Comedy and proverb" was "Pauline at the Beach" in 1983 add something


The fourth "Comedy and Proverb" was "Full Moon in Paris" in 1984 add something


He first dispensed of the Script supervisor, cut out the assistant director, all other assistants and technical mamagers until, by the time he shot "The Green Ray" in 1986, his crew consisted only of a camera operator and a sound engineer add something


It won the Golden Lion and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1986 Venice Film Festival add something


The fifth "Comedy and Proverb" was "The Green Ray" in 1986 add something


The Sixth "Comedy and Proverb" was "Boyfriends and Girlfriends" in 1987 add something


David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley - As "'David Rocksavage"', he appeared in a small part in Eric_Rohmer (Éric_Rohmer)'s 1987 film, "4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle


He followed these with a third series in the 1990s: "Tales of the Four Seasons" add something


Beginning in the 2000s, Rohmer, in his eighties, returned to period drama with "The Lady and the Duke" and "Triple Agent" add something


In 2001, his life's work was recognised when he received the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival add something


Rohmer went on to receive the Venice Film Festival's Career Golden Lion in 2001 add something


The Venice Film Festival awarded Éric Rohmer the "'Career Golden Lion"' in 2001 add something


In 2007, Rohmer's final film, "The Romance of Astrea and Celadon", was shown during the Venice Film Festival, at which he spoke of retiring add something


Honore d'Urfe - An adaptation of "L'Astrée," by French director Eric Rohmer, was released in 2007 under the title "Les Amours d'Astrée et de Céladon"


After Rohmer's death in 2010, his obituary in "The Daily Telegraph" described him as "the most durable film-maker of the French New Wave", outlasting his peers and "still making movies the public wanted to see" late in his career add something


During the 2010 César awards, actor Fabrice Luchini presented a special tribute to him: add something

Eric Rohmer died in 2010 add something


Rohmer died on the morning of 11 January 2010 at the age of 89 add something


On February 8, 2010 the Cinémathèque Française held a special tribute to Rohmer which included a screening of "Claire's Knee" and a short video tribute to Rohmer by Jean-Luc Godard add something