Film - Feature | February 14 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The astounding performance of Marie Rivière as a lonely woman searching for companyyet unwilling to compromisegrounds this airy, ephemeral Rohmer tale, winner of Best Film at the 1986 Venice Film Festival. Its summertime in France and the proud, outspoken Delphine finds herself lacking a vacation partner. Her travels through France and awkward attempts to meet people frame the story, but Summer is more a feeling than a narrative. Rohmer surrounds the story and Delphine with the sounds of isolation: the wind, the ocean, footsteps on pavement, murmurs of other peoples conversations, overheard just enough to keep hope alive.