Le genou de Claire (1970)
So she sat facing me, one leg stretched out, the other bent. Her knee was sharp, narrow, smooth, delicate, within reach. Within reach of my hand. I had only to extend my arm to touch her knee. It would have been reckless, the one thing I shouldn’t do, and yet the easiest thing in the world.
She arouses a desire in me that’s real yet has no purpose and is all the stronger for that. Pure desire. A desire for nothing.
Le genou de Claire/ Claire’s Knee (1970)
Prologue - Haydee / La Collectionneuse (dir. Eric Rohmer, 1967)
Favorite Films: Le genou de Claire (1986)
Every woman has her most vulnerable point. For some, it’s the nape of the neck, the waist, the hands. For Claire, in that position, in that light, it was her knee.
Le genou de Claire (1970, dir. Eric Rohmer)
I’ve never known anyone.. whose sheer presence was such a joy.
pauline à la plage(1983), éric rohmer
Director: Eric Rohmer
Writer: Eric Rohmer
Stars: Bernard Verley, Zouzou and Françoise Verley
Aurora Cornu and Laurence de Monaghan in Le genou de Claire (Claire’s Knee), 1970. Directed by Eric Rohmer.
Christian Charrière and Catherine Sée in La Carrière de Suzanne (Suzanne’s Career), 1963, directed by Eric Rohmer.
My Night At Maude’s (Eric Rohmer, 1969)
Zouzou and Bernard Verley in L’amour l’après-midi (Love in the Afternoon), directed by Eric Rohmer, 1972.
Sixth film in Rohmer’s “Contes Moraux” (“Six Moral Tales”).
Ma Nuit Chez Maud (1969) troisième des Six Contes moraux du Rohmer.