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Claire’s Knee

Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27, 2009

“Why would I tie myself to one woman if I were interested in others?” says Jerome, even as he plans on marrying a diplomat’s daughter by summer’s end. Before then, Jerome spends his July at a lakeside boardinghouse nursing crushes on the sixteen-year-old Laura and, more tantalizingly, Laura’s long-legged, blonde stepsister, Claire. Baring her knee on a ladder under a blooming cherry tree, Claire unwittingly instigates Jerome’s moral crisis and creates both one of French cinema’s most enduring moments and what has become the iconic image of Rohmer’s Moral Tales.” – Janus Films

Part of the series “Summer Breaks,” playing weekends at 11:00am, July 12-September 27 in our ongoing Weekend Classics program.

  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Rating PG
  • Year 1970
  • Running Time 106 minutes
  • Distributor Janus Films
  • Director Eric Rohmer