Wednesday, April 7, 2010
In memoriam Éric Rohmer
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.