ICE-Vision: Summer (Rohmer,1986)
Tuesday, November 12 at 5:30 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150
ICE-Vision continues with Film Studies and English major Dafna Kaufman’s selections of great films that may be forgotten by the general public, but can be remembered and cherished through viewings today.
We end the semester with Summer (otherwise known as The Green Ray), a 1986 film by French New Wave director Eric Rohmer. This film tells the tale of Delphine and her restless summer. After a recent break-up, Delphine’s summer plans fall through and she travels from place to place idly passing her time. Vincent Camby of The New York Times wrote, “Delphine’s problems are not earth-shaking. There are no major issues being solemnly debated to preconceived conclusions. What ‘Summer’ celebrates – and this is important -is the independence of a singular mind. Delphine, a lonely woman who’d much prefer being in the company of a man she loved, refuses to play the conventional game.” In a summer comedy, Rohmer plays with subtlety and realism in his always charming and neurotic way.
ICE-Vision will return in January 2014!