A Summer’s Tale

Film/Video
A Summer's Tale

A Summer's Tale

Image courtesy of Big World Pictures

A Summer's Tale

A Summer's Tale

Image courtesy of Big World Pictures

A Summer's Tale

A Summer's Tale

Image courtesy of Big World Pictures

A SUMMER'S TALE (Conte d'été) by Eric Rohmer--Official US Theatrical Trailer

A Summer’s Tale

(Eric Rohmer, 1996)

A Summer Abroad '14

Join us on a cinematic world tour with stops in France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Japan, and the Czech Republic. Our tour guides are some of the most revered directors in film history, including the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Jacques Demy, Alain Resnais, Stanley Kubrick, and Nagisa Oshima. See all the titles on our big screen, many in new or recent restorations.

Fri, Aug 15, 2014 7 PM

“The sunniest and funniest of Rohmer’s seasonal tales…wonderfully witty…as suspenseful and manipulative as a classical farce…Rohmer provides insights aplenty into matters of love, friendship, fidelity, loneliness, luck, destiny and desire…If it all appears artless, look again…Truly great art seldom feels a need to draw attention to itself.”—Time Out London

Never released theatrically in the US until now, Rohmer’s A Summer’s Tale follows Gaspard (Melvil Poupaud), a recent college graduate who arrives at the seaside in Brittany for three-week vacation. He hopes his girlfriend Lena will join him, but as time passes some of the other young women begin to catch his eye—which leads to inevitable complications once Lena arrives. Part of Rohmer’s “Tales of the Four Seasons” series. (113 mins., DCP)

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

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Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)