A Tale of Winter

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Conte d'hiver
French poster
Directed by Éric Rohmer
Produced by Margaret Ménégoz
Written by Éric Rohmer
Starring Charlotte Véry
Frédéric van den Driessche
Michael Voletti
Hervé Furic
Ava Loraschi
Music by Sébastien Erms
Cinematography Luc Pagès
Edited by Mary Stephen
Release dates
  • 29 January 1992 (1992-01-29) (France)
Running time
114 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $1.6 million[1]

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.[2][3]


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.



Review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes reports 94% approval among 18 critics, with an average rating of 8/10.[4] 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."[5]


  1. ^ http://www.jpbox-office.com/fichfilm.php?id=4873
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1992 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  3. ^ "A Winter Tale". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Conte d'hiver (A Tale of Winter) (1992)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 12, 2016. 
  5. ^ "A Tale of Winter Movie Review (1992)". December 9, 2001. Retrieved March 12, 2016. 

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