Eric Rohmer

20 Mar 1920 - 11 Jan 2010

Director, Writer

Éric Rohmer (French pronunciation: [eʁik ʁomɛʁ]; 20 March 1920 – 11 January 2010) was a French film director, film critic, journalist, novelist, screenwriter and teacher. A figure in the post-war New Wave cinema, he was a former editor of Cahiers du cinéma.

Rohmer was the last of the French New Wave directors to become established. He worked as the editor of the Cahiers du cinéma periodical from 1957 to 1963, while most of his Cahiers colleagues – among them Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut – were beginning their careers and gaining international attention. René Schérer, a philosopher, is his brother and René Monzat, a journalist, is his son.

Rohmer came to international attention around 1969 when his film Ma nuit chez Maud (My Night at Maud's) was nominated at the Academy Awards. He won the San Sebastián International Film Festival with Claire's Knee in 1971. In 2001, Rohmer received the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. His works were viewed by audiences around the world. He died of unspecified causes on 11 January 2010. In his obituary in The Daily Telegraph he was described 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.

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Filmography (24 titles)

Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 2004)
···Triple Agent
Genre: Action, Thriller, Foreign
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2001)
···L'anglaise et le duc
Genre: Drama, War, History
Role: Director
(movie, 1998)
···Conte d'Automne
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1996)
···Conte d'été
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1995)
···Les rendez-vous de Paris
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1992)
···Conte d’hiver
Genre: Comedy, Foreign
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1992)
···Conte d'hiver
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1990)
···Conte de printemps
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1987)
···L'ami de mon amie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1986)
···Le rayon vert
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1984)
···Les nuits de la pleine lune
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1983)
···Pauline à la plage
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1981)
···La femme de l'aviateur
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1978)
···Perceval le Gallois
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Role: Director
(movie, 1976)
···Die Marquise von O...
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Director
(movie, 1972)
···L'amour l'après-midi
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1970)
···Le Genou de Claire
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1969)
···Ma nuit chez Maud
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1967)
···La collectionneuse
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1963)
···La carrière de Suzanne
Genre: Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1959)
···Le signe du lion
Genre: Drama
Role: Director