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Claire's Knee

Le genou de Claire

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Directed by Éric Rohmer
France, 1970
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

“Why would I tie myself to one woman if I were interested in others?” says Jerôme, even as he plans on marrying a diplomat’s daughter by summer’s end. Before then, Jerôme spends his July at a lakeside boardinghouse nursing crushes on the sixteen-year-old Laura and her blonde stepsister, Claire.

Synopsis

“Why would I tie myself to one woman if I were interested in others?” says Jerôme, even as he plans on marrying a diplomat’s daughter by summer’s end. Before then, Jerôme spends his July at a lakeside boardinghouse nursing crushes on the sixteen-year-old Laura and her blonde stepsister, Claire.

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Claire's KneeDirected byÉric Rohmer

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Awards & Festivals

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National Board of Review
1972 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Globes (USA)
1972 | Nominee: Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
1971 | 3rd place: Best Screenplay
National Society of Film Critics Awards
1971 | Winner: Best Film
1971 | 2 runner-up prizes including: Best Director

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