Stand by for Eric Rohmer weekend in The Independent. On Saturday 10 February The Independent is giving away the award winning film ‘Le Rayon Vert’ and The Independent on Sunday on 11 February is giving away the classic film ‘Le Beau Mariage’.
Le Rayon Vert - The Green Ray
Delphine's travelling companion cancels two weeks before her holiday, so Delphine, a Parisian secretary, is at a loose end. She doesn't want to travel by herself, but has no boyfriend and seems unable to meet new people. A friend takes her to Cherbourg; after a few days there, the weepy and self-pitying Delphine goes back to Paris. She tries the Alps, but returns the same day. Next it's the beach; once there she chats with an outgoing Swede, a party girl, and a friendship seems to bud; then suddenly Delphine bolts, heading back to Paris. As she waits at the Biarritz train station, a young man catches her eye; perhaps a sunset and the sun's green ray await.
Le Beau Mariage - A Good Marriage
Sabine, a 25-year-old arts student is having an affair with a married man, Simon. When she realises that he will never leave his wife for her, Sabine decides to go out and find herself a husband. At a wedding party, her friend Clarisse introduces her to a 25-year-old lawyer named Edmond. In an instant, Sabine decides that Edmond is the man she must marry, but he disappears before they have a chance to speak properly together. Obsessed with the idea of marrying Edmond, Sabine repeatedly calls him not realising that marriage is the last thing on Edmond's mind.
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