A late post in memory of a great director: Éric Rohmer. He died on January 11th, only a few months before his ninetieth birthday.
Rohmer was a master of depicting the triviality of life. Movies like his four seasons cycle, or Le rayon vert show life as it is; no Hollywood decorum or heavy handed drama, just real humans that go through life the same way we all do, one step at a time and never sure where the journey will take them. His movies are honest and insightful, never trying to lecture us about anything. He simply knew better than that.
A exceptional director, we say thank you for your movies, for giving them to us.
"When someone doesn't show up, the people who wait sometimes tell stories about what might have happened and come to half believe the desertion, the abduction, the accident. Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't--and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown. Perhaps fantasy is what you fill up maps with rather than saying that they too contain the unknown."— Rebecca Solnit