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Perceval

Perceval 12 rating

Rohmer's extraordinary adaptation of Chrétien de Troyes' 12th-century poem charts the sentimental education of a selfish naïve young knight (Fabrice Luchini) in chivalry, courtship, courage and faith.

Drama 1978 140 mins

Director: Eric Rohmer

Overview

Rohmer's extraordinary adaptation of Chrétien de Troyes' 12th-century poem charts the sentimental education of a selfish naïve young knight (Fabrice Luchini) in chivalry, courtship, courage and faith. Shot entirely in the studio with emphatically stylised sets evoking early medieval paintings, the films is unlike any other. A masterpiece.