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The Green Ray 12 rating

Eric Rohmer's masterpiece about a woman chasing romance and adventure during a long, hot summer.

Drama 1986 99 mins

Director: Eric Rohmer


Let down by a boyfriend, Delphine (Marie Rivière) tries to salvage her holiday by joining friends or travelling solo around France. But can no-one alleviate her solitude? In this largely improvised, wondrously detailed portrait of a sensitive, slightly picky individual in need of a break, fiction and actuality are interwoven to create an intellectual and emotional odyssey of rare honesty and humanity. The penultimate film in Rohmer's Comedies and Proverbs series is a masterpiece.

Ranked joint 225th in the 2022 Sight and Sound Great Films of All Time poll.