Richard Misek’s “Rohmer in Paris” receives its North American premiere

Richard Misek’s documentary Rohmer in Paris receives its North American premiere this weekend, as part of the “First Look” showcase of new films at the Museum of Moving Image in New York.

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 √Čric 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.