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Rohmer, Éric (1920–2010) By Ionita, Maria

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1687-1
Published: 01/10/2017
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Éric Rohmer (born Jean-Marie-Maurice Schéer) was a French film director, screenwriter, and film critic, best known for his association with the French New Wave, and his sophisticated films exploring the intersections of romantic desire and moral choice. A student of literature, theology, and philosophy with a degree in history, Rohmer started as a teacher, but soon gravitated, like many future New Wave directors, toward Henri Langlois’ Cinémathèque Française and he also began writing for Cahiers du cinéma in 1951. He was its editor from 1957 to 1963.

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Ioniță, Maria. "Rohmer, Éric (1920–2010)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 1 Apr. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1687-1

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