A Tale of Springtime

A Tale of Springtime

Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. The first in Eric Rohmer's Four Seasons series, Conte de printemps (A Tale In Springtime) is the story of an introverted young girl (Florence Darel) just reaching adulthood who takes a liking to an older woman she meets at a party (Anne Teyssedre) and determines to match her off with her father (Hugues Quester), despite the latter's already having a lover of his own. There is a certain absurdity to this, apparent to both adults, who though both reluctantly attracted to each other resent Darel's attempts at matchmaking. Nevertheless, both of them are intelligent enough to understand that there is no 'proper' way to meet, and are alive to the possibilities that life brings them. Darel, for her part, is a persistent catalyst. As with all Rohmer films, the stage is set, in an age of increasing impermanence and uncertainty in human relationships, for a series of minimalist reflections on love and life.

Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. Jeanne is open and even-tempered, a philosophy teacher at a lycée. Her fiancé is away and she doesn't want to stay at his messy... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


A Tale of Springtime torrent reviews

Fernando M (it) wrote: With a extraordinary performance by Jason Statham and excellent action sequences. Home front makes a great action film

Orlok W (au) wrote: People are strange, when your a stranger on a train--Simple and well done!!

Craig W (gb) wrote: Really rather good seeing as it's low budget the effects were awesome, the alien looked really cool too I thought. Not at all shoddy, good story, good cast and great effects make this a pretty worthy little film.

Cliff M (de) wrote: Forget the arguments about accents, costume and casting because it's a fun ride, with plenty of dramatic action and spoon fights!? And Costner just looks so cool.

Hayden L (ca) wrote: Funny if not hilarious little film with some great moments and gags. Abbott and Costello as always are the best at what the do, getting laughs.

Timothy M (jp) wrote: I think the more I see of Borzage's work, the more I enjoy him. His choices here are particularly inspired - one shot of Farrell looking on in despair while the silhouettes of a crowd mills past is very striking. Might be the best of Gaynor's triple-Oscar-winning performances of that year. Perhaps not quite as impressive as Seventh Heaven overall, and the story is decidedly simple and thin, but it's a beautifully crafted piece of work.

Scott W (nl) wrote: This isn't really my type of movie. But, it does an excellent job of keeping you on the edge of your seat from about 30 minutes in all the way through the end. How much screen time does the alien have? Maybe two minutes? The rest is just anticipation. Where will it come out next? The scene where the alien comes out of John Hurt is horrifying. For this to be Ridley Scott's second movie, pretty impressive.

Ryan S (ag) wrote: One of the better horror movie sequels out there and a worthy follow-up to the original. Though it has its' flaws, in some ways it is even better then the original. Easily, the best of the sequels.

Stephen R (de) wrote: BAsed on lukewarm reviews and having not really even heard about this, I kept waiting for it to suck....and from someone who doesn't watch a lot of slow quirky character romantic dramedies shot on shaky style low budget camera, it never did for me....which is to say I enjoyed this flawed but endearing and sometimes very funny somewhat super star little movie...mostly cuz of Al Pacino in his greatest role in many a year, understated and real...indie darling Greta Gerwig is of course adorable and strong as the believable and confused and lovable female...one complaint is all the women in this are a mess but then again so are the guys...its a neurotic movie by Philil Roth adapted by great legendary screenwriter Buck Henry (The Graduate, The Player and much more)....for obvious reason, I would either likely love or hate a tale of a neurotic slightly sucidical actor with a propensity for being attracted to strong wacky females who love cats...and when said character is played by someone I often tout as one of my favorite actors, Pacino, well yeahthe supporting cast are strong in spite of mostly not having giant roles and Barry Levinson does a decent directorial job altho it does drag in parts and get annoying as expected from a mostly hand held feeling movie by philip roth with little to no plotand the obvious comparison to BIRDMAN which understandable overshadowed THE HUMBLING are warranted...it is also less pretentious and showy than Birdman and in some ways the lack of the superhero element (which was not used as well in that movie as it could have been anyway) with some greta acting, some relatable dialogue that is often spit worthily funny and some real sadness and grit underneath, this is worth a look if you like this sort of thing....

Matt B (ru) wrote: What starts off as a promising homage to the hilarious kung fu action movies becomes a lifeless, poorly acted disappointment. RZA is terrible. Russell Crowe is having ZERO fun. The set designs are lavish but the fight sequences are atrocious.

Jeremiah A (nl) wrote: I was awash and adrift with love and sorrow...

Raisul I (kr) wrote: an underrated masterpiece