The Cinema of Eric Rohmer: Irony, Imagination, and the Social World

November 28, 2020
The Cinema of Eric Rohmer: Irony, Imagination, and the Social World

Since the death of the French film director Eric Rohmer in 2010,interest in his work has reignited. Known as the last of theestablished directors in the French New Wave, Rohmer took completecontrol over all his films, acting as his own producer throughouthis career, and writing the scripts. He also made his mark bytaking the lead in casting and location scouting - as Frenchseaside resorts with beautiful young people are some of theelements present in most of his films.Combining history and criticism, Jacob Leigh pens the firstchronological survey of this understudied filmmaker in order togive readers clear insights into how Rohmer's films came about andwhat he intended them to be. The book provides in-depth analysis ofthe themes and ideas of Rohmer's twenty-three feature films, andillustrates the complexity of their cinematic style. Leigh's studyis the perfect introduction to the work of this great filmmaker,for both students and the general reader.