La Collectionneuse

Part of See It Big!: Great Cinematographers
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Cinematographer: Néstor Almendros
Dir. Eric Rohmer. 1967, 89 mins. 35mm. With Patrick Bauchau, Haydee Politoff, Daniel Pommereulle, Allain Jouffroy. Eric Rohmer’s first color film was also the first feature film photographed by the great Néstor Almendros. With Almendros’s crisp, lucid images, Rohmer explores the ethical and erotic dilemmas of two male friends from the avant-garde art world who are summering in St. Tropez and trying to resist the charms of a bikini-clad young “collector” of men. Almendros said that the film “contains in embryonic form everything I would do later on.”

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