Pauline at the Beach
DIRECTOR: ERIC ROHMER
CAST: AMANDA LANGLET, ARIELLE DOMBASLE, PASCAL GREGGORY, FéODOR ATKINE
Noah Baumbach in person
Two cousins, virginal teenaged Pauline (Amanda Langlet) and older, experienced Marion (Arielle Dombasle), are barely settled in at the family beach house for vacation when they begin attracting the attention of menfolk, including Marion’s ex Pierre (Pascal Greggory) and a lothario ethnographer (Féodor Atkine). A major minor film, with the great Nestor Almendros (like Savides, here at his most sublime) giving this heartbreaker something like a watercolorist’s delicacy of tone.