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Eric Rohmer: Film as theology

Tester, Keith

Authors

Keith Tester

Abstract

Eric Rohmer has been a major figure in French cinema as a critic, writer and director since the 1950s. The films that he has directed and written are well-known for their sense of place, their conversations andmisunderstandings, and their focus on the tragicomedy of love. The characters in the films are usually very proud of their sophistication and cleverness: but Rohmer raises the question that perhaps they are so wrapped up in themselves that they miss everything that is important. The films are also impeccably realist, very simple, andvery straightforward - or are they?In this new study, Keith Tester argues thatRohmer's workdeals with complex theological questions. The films encourage the audience to look carefully at the screen and the world outside of the cinema, in the hope that traces of the lurking God might be noticed. Eric Rohmer: Film as Theology is a groundbreakingexploration of a major film-maker, and an investigation into how theological issues can be expressed in contemporary culture.

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Feb 15, 2008
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-175
Book Title Eric Rohmer: Film as Theology
ISBN 978-1-40399-659-6
Institution Citation Tester, K. (2008). Eric Rohmer: Film as theology. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9780230582040
DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230582040
Keywords Film history
Publisher URL https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781403996596
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