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Le Rayon Vert

Le Rayon Vert

Le Rayon Vert

1986 / 98min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ERIC ROHMER

CAST: MARIE RIVIèRE, AMIRA CHEMAKHI, SYLVIE RICHEZ, MARíA LUISA GARCíA

From Rohmer’s “Comedies & Proverbs” cycle, Le Rayon Vert follows the independent but insecure Delphine (Marie Rivière), a newly single young Parisian who cannot find a holiday companion for the month of August, as she meets and rejects, glides and stumbles in her longing for connection. Overhearing a discussion of Jules Verne’s The Green Ray, Delphine becomes fascinated with seeing the elusive meteorological event and the promise that comes with it. Rivière, who also co-wrote her largely self-created role, delivers one of the most captivating lead performances in any of the filmmaker’s works.

A Film Desk release.