A Summer's Tale Synopsis
A young man (Melvil Poupaud) staying at a resort in Brittany must choose among three distinct women.

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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Rohmer has a genius for taking a seemingly mundane situation and slowly tightening the screws.
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The Wrap

By Alonso Duralde
Whether it's the closest you'll get to the beach this year, or you have to tear yourself away from the dunes to enjoy it, it's an essential...
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100

Village Voice

By Jonathan Kiefer
The Rohmer touch consists of nonchalance and effortless sensuality, not just in the people, but also in the landscape, somehow even in the...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
Eric Rohmer’s sun-kissed love quadrangle remains as fresh and romantically profound as it was 18 years ago.
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
It may seem like nothing much is happening on-screen, but by the time A Summer's Tale is all over, it feels like everything important has...
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90

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
A Summer’s Tale has room to focus on Rohmer’s brilliance at revealing human nature through articulate, multidimensional characters,...
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90

Variety

By Todd McCarthy
The thoughts may not be profound, but they are profoundly true to life,and the writer-director’s approach to young people’s concerns is...
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88

Slant Magazine

By Nick McCarthy
A Summer's Tale's linear structure and sense of observation is simple yet inspired.
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Washington Post

By Mark Jenkins
Like most of Rohmer’s movies, A Summer’s Tale is comic, humane and much more complicated than it seems at first. The fresh-faced actors,...
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RogerEbert.com

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Looking at the picture’s mostly sun-drenched and drolly cheerful surface layer, one marvels at Rohmer’s unerring sense of what drama kings...
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