Love in the Afternoon


Time Out says

The last of Rohmer's Six Moral Tales sees its hero married - in contrast to the protagonists of the earlier films, who were merely contemplating marriage - and resisting the temptation of an affair, almost out of perversity. Equally, the film is a homage to the late afternoon - seen by Rohmer as a sunny parallel to 3am and the dark night of the soul - the time Bernard Verley eccentrically chooses as his regular lunch time. A formal, elegant examination of someone puzzled by marital fidelity, Love in the Afternoon is a wonderfully cool and lucid exposition of the twists and turns of its hero's thoughts.


Release details

97 mins

Cast and crew

Eric Rohmer
Eric Rohmer
Bernard Verley
Françoise Verley
Daniel Ceccaldi
Malvina Penne
Babette Ferrier
Frédérique Hender
Claude-Jean Philippe
Marie-Christine Barrault
Béatrice Romand