My Night at Maud’s


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 explanation.

Tue., Nov. 22, 8:45 p.m., 2011

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