Talking About Rohmer

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  1. Avatar Rufus says:

    “Rohmer’s camera, even as it damns, loves, and invites us to love. It could almost be called an adaptation of the literary mode of the gospels, which has strikingly few precedents…”

    Some of this gets at why I find the supposedly “protestant atheist” Ingmar Bergman to be still so deeply religious. His characters are lost and pathetic without the experience of God, but his heartbroken empathy for them shines through and, in each other, they find a sort of transcendence and transfiguration. Sometimes I think he’s saying that’s all we really have, but more often I think he’s kept the door open for a more universal experience of love.Report