THE MARQUISE OF O . . . (Eric Rohmer, 1976)

Eric Rohmer ventured outside France but for a single film: the West German The Marquise of O . . ., from Heinrich von Kleist’s 1808 novella. It is a civilized, exquisitely ironical comedy about a woman’s rape, a meditation on the limits society imposes on a woman’s right to self-determination.      During the Franco-Prussian War, Julietta, […]