A Tale of Winter
|Directed by||Éric Rohmer|
|Produced by||Margaret Ménégoz|
|Written by||Éric Rohmer|
Frédéric van den Driessche
|Music by||Sébastien Erms|
|Edited by||Mary Stephen|
|Box office||$1.6 million|
A Tale of Winter (French: Conte d'hiver) is a 1992 French drama film directed by Éric Rohmer, and starring Charlotte Véry, Frédéric van den Driessche and Michael Voletti. It is the second of Rohmer's "Tales of the Four Seasons" (Contes des quatre saisons), which also include A Tale of Springtime (1990), A Summer's Tale (1996) and Autumn Tale (1998). The film was entered into the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.
During her holidays young Félicie falls in love with a cook named Charles. Giving him her address for further meetings she makes a mistake and consequently he fails to find her. Five years later she's a single mother raising his daughter. She seems to be torn between the hair dresser Maxence and the librarian Loic but eventually it shows she can't be happy with either of them. Fortunately she runs again into Charles and they cling immediately as they did before. After their marriage they open a restaurant.
- Charlotte Véry as Félicie
- Frédéric van den Driessche as Charles
- Michel Voletti as Maxence
- Hervé Furic as Loïc
- Ava Loraschi as Elise
- Christiane Desbois as Félicie's mother
- Rosette as the sister
- Jean-Luc Revol as the brother-in-law
- Haydée Caillot as Edwige
- Jean-Claude Biette as Quentin
- Marie Rivière as Dora
- Claudine Paringaux as the customer
- Roger Dumas as Leontes
- Danièle Lebrun as Paulina
- Diane Lepvrier as Hermione
Review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes reports 94% approval among 18 critics, with an average rating of 8/10. Film critic Roger Ebert added A Tale of Winter to his Great Movies series in 2001, writing, "What pervades Rohmer's work is a faith in love--or, if not love, then in the right people finding each other for the right reasons. There is sadness in his work but not gloom."
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