Dir. Eric Rohmer (1969). Ungratified desire functioned as a tangible absence, not unlike the negative space in a Franz Kline abstraction, in Eric Rohmer’s best-known movie—a highly original "moral tale" pivoted on a lengthy scene in which an unattached, devoutly Catholic man spends a snowy night resisting the charms of a beautiful and totally available woman because...well, you need to hear his... More >>>