La Cambrure

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Film

La Cambrure (The Curve) is a short film shot in video, directed by Edwige Shaki who also wrote the scenario. Éric Rohmer was a technical advisor and editor for the movie. Despite being directed by Shaki, some of Rohmer's trademarks, extensive dialog and beautiful young actors, including Shaki herself, are present. This short film was the first digital cinema production to be presented in a commercial theater, at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1999.[1][2] The short was produced in preparation for Rohmer's feature film The Lady and the Duke, in which Shaki also appeared.[3]

Summary

...a student falls in love with a young "pictorial" woman...

Cast

DVD release

This short film is paired with Claire's Knee on the Criterion Collection DVD. The story is thematically linked to the 1970 movie - it addresses in a playful way the fetishisation of the female body.

Reception

Tim Lucas of Sight & Sound described the short as "a delightful exploration of art's role in sexual aesthetics and the objectification of desire".[4]

References

  1. Richard W. Kroon, A/V A to Z: An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Media, Entertainment and Other Audiovisual Terms (McFarland Publishing, 2014), ISBN 978-0786457403, p. 208. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  2. James Monaco, The New Wave: Truffaut, Godard, Chabrol, Rohmer, Rivette (UNET 2 Corporation, 2004), ISBN 978-0970703958, p. 341. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  3. Keith Uhlich, "Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales", Slant Magazine, August 15, 2006.
  4. "Nozone—The moral maze; DVD review: Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales", Sight & Sound, October 2006.

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