The premiere has been accompanied by overwhelmingly positive reviews. Writing in The New Yorker, Richard Brody calls it a “canny assemblage [that] reveals Rohmer’s career-long emphasis on his characters’ map-accurate passage through the streets of Paris”. Mark Adams, chief reviewer of Screen International writes: “A thoughtful, insightful and gently engaging ambulation through Paris as seen through the eyes of French director Eric Rohmer, Richard Misek’s smartly constructed film is a fascinating journey through a changing city, with Rohmer always a consistent and thoughtful guide.” And in his review in ArtForum, Tony Pipolo enthuses:
“No true cinephile should miss the delightful Rohmer in Paris, which, short of prompting an immediate flight to Paris, should urge viewers to re-watch every movie Éric Rohmer made in that city. While the work is an undisguised love letter to the filmmaker, it is also a deft piece of film scholarship… With the help of a bountiful collection of clips from the films, placed with the precision of an astute film historian, Misek has created a work of intelligence and passion worthy of his subject.”
Rohmer in Paris will screen as part of School Research Conference on Friday 17th January.