Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

Synopsis: Reinette and Mirabelle are two young girls. Reinette lives in the countryside, Mirabelle in Paris. They meet during a holiday of Mirabelle in the country, when Reinette helps her to repair the tube of her bicycle and shows her the beauties of nature and in particular the 'blue hour'. They like each other and decide to take a flat together in Paris, where they'll attend at the University. But isn't so easy to live together when the characters are so different: as Reinette is simple and enthusiastic, as Mirabelle is obscure and lazy.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Éric Rohmer
Production: Franco London Films
 
IMDB:
7.9
Rotten Tomatoes:
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NOT RATED
Year:
1987
99 min
166 Views

FOUR ADVENTURES:

OF REINETTE AND MIRABELLE

THE BLUE HOUR:

Excuse me!

Is there a garage around here?

Yes, 5 miles away.

I think I've got a flat.

May I see?

Can you hold this?

Got any patches?

Yes, but how do you find the hole?

You never repaired a tire?

I'll fix it for you.

Got the cap?

Guess not.

This way.

See the bubbles?

That's where the hole is.

You put your finger on it,

like that...

You dry it a bit...

Can't put the glue on yet...

I'll do it...

I get out the emery paper...

Scrape a bit...

Wanna try?

So it holds better.

You take the glue and the patch...

The tube's new...

There's a way...

They make these things so hard to open...

We need a sharp thing to puncture it.

A needle...

- I'll get one.

- Maybe a fork.

- Need more?

- That's enough.

I'll put some on the patch, so it...

So it holds...

- I glue that...

- It's not on properly...

It'll do.

Press hard!

So it doesn't come off.

Then you remove the paper?

I'll let it dry over there.

- What is this?

- Where?

This place.

It's my home.

Where do you live?

There!

This is my kitchen...

And up there's my room.

- It's a house?

- What else?

It's more like a hayloft.

It used to be.

We made it into a room...

Want to visit?

Watch out for the thistles.

I love grass growing wild.

So much nicer.

Me, too. Too bad

the neighbor'll cut it for his goats.

What a fabulous tree!

It's my great-grandmother's.

Lovely, isn't it?

Your great-grandmother's?

It was planted the day she was born,

over 100 years ago.

That's a pear tree.

Come, it's over there.

The little green door.

- Go in, miss.

- Thank you.

Ignore the mess...

it's a storeroom.

Stairs are there...

Don't worry, they're solid.

- You live alone here?

- Yes.

My mom has a grocery store

in Rebais.

I love coming here summers.

- You have a cute place.

- Thank you.

You paint?

I try to.

What do you do?

- I'm a student.

- What field?

Ethnology.

What's that?

The study of ethnic groups.

What groups?

Ethnic...

from the word "ethnos".

In Greek that means "people".

I see,

what's your name?

- Mirabelle.

- I'm Reinette.

Can I look at your paintings?

Sure, go ahead.

That one's called "Breakaway".

It goes like that...

Stand back to look at this one.

It's "Refusal".

Really? Why?

You refuse to open

or close your eyes.

You select a face for that body.

And you put in on.

Right.

And this?

That's...

Can I put it here, is it OK?

You have to look at that one

from a distance.

I don't know...

It just comes to me.

Don't try to figure it out.

A lot, like a comic strip!

The only comic strips I know are...

Grimm and Perrault.

They did comic strips?

It's not far off.

Want to see my favorite?

First this one...

Wait, there's one that's fun,

that I like...

It's called:
"An Extra Inch".

Is that the extra inch?

No, because this one's smaller

than that one.

It's my favorite ant.

You painted lots?

I love ants.

I like that picture

because the ant came out well.

It all takes place on the moon?

In a way...

Want to see my sunset?

I'll show it to you.

There you can see

the "extra inch".

I like it.

It's the prettiest part of a woman.

That's why I often place it

in the center.

It's so round,

it's lovely.

Your work is very surrealistic.

Yes, it's very surr...

Next year I'll go to Paris

to study art.

You're really lucky to be here.

It's so lovely.

Where do you live?

Paris.

You didn't come from Paris now?

No.

My parents have a cottage

near here,

with gravel paths, a lawn,

and flowers...

Get the picture?

The house next door

is no different.

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Éric Rohmer

Jean Marie Maurice Schérer or Maurice Henri Joseph Schérer, known as Éric Rohmer (French: [eʁik ʁomɛʁ], 21 March 1920 – 11 January 2010), was a French film director, film critic, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and teacher. Rohmer was the last of the post-World War II French New Wave directors to become established. He edited the influential film journal, Cahiers du cinéma, from 1957 to 1963, while most of his colleagues—among them Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut—were making the transition from film critics to filmmakers and gaining international attention. Rohmer gained international acclaim around 1969 when his film My Night at Maud's was nominated at the Academy Awards. He won the San Sebastián International Film Festival with Claire's Knee in 1971 and the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for The Green Ray in 1986. Rohmer went on to receive the Venice Film Festival's Career Golden Lion in 2001. After Rohmer's death in 2010, his obituary in The Daily Telegraph described him as "the most durable filmmaker of the French New Wave", outlasting his peers and "still making movies the public wanted to see" late in his career. more…

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