La Boulangère de Monceau

Before he shot any of them, Rohmer announced the titles of his 'Six Moral Tales', the series that would occupy him for the next decade and make the French critic and academic an international name as a writer/director. Shot in 16mm and never released theatrically, this fledgling effort (though Rohmer had already made his first feature Le Signe du Lion in 1959) is narrated by Bertrand Tavernier and follows the fortunes of a student, Barbet Schroeder, who returns each day to the spot where he fell in love with a girl he met in the street. On the way though, there's a bakery where he stops for his daily cakes, and a very alluring young lady behind the counter.

Release details

Duration: 26 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Eric Rohmer
Screenwriter: Eric Rohmer
Cast: Barbet Schroeder
Michèle Girardon
Claudine Soubrier
Michel Mardore