PERCEVAL (Eric Rohmer, 1978)

Perceval le Gallois is Eric Rohmer’s odd-film-out—one of his best, surely, but not in the mold of his contemporary romantic comedies. After all, it’s from a 12th-century work by Chrétien de Troyes! Highly stylized and studio-shot, with minimalist sets and gorgeous color (cinematographer, Nestor Almendros), the film purports to show the Middle Ages as it […]