Pauline at the Beach

  • Dir: Eric Rohmer

  • France, 1983, 95 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Arielle Dombasle, Amanda Langlet, Pascal Greggory, Féodor Atkine

Translating the medieval quote in modern romance, Rohmer’s witty, effervescent comedy takes a vacation on the Normandy coast, while returning home with a Best Director kudos at Berlinale. Following her recently divorced cousin to spend the summer in the family beach house, 15-year-old Pauline watches her elders entangled in romantic games filled with jealousy and denial, as she emerges with a most valuable insight of what love and sex is all about. Equally inspiring is Rohmer’s ingenuity in adapting the stylistic rigor of classical repertory to contemporary mores, revealing the complications of ever-changing love.

Berlin International Film Festival: Silver Bear for Best Director and FIPRESCI Prize


In-theatre Screening

  • 2021-01-30 (Sat)
    2021-03-06 (Sat)


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