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PERCEVAL

Perceval le Gallois

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Directed by Éric Rohmer
France, West Germany, 1978
Romance, Drama
      French
      English

Synopsis

Filled with wonder at the sight of shining armor of a group of knights he has mistaken for angels, naive Perceval immediately solves the mystery of his destiny: he will become one of King Arthur’s knights. Valiant astride his horse, he rides from one ordeal to another, obsessed with a dream.

Our take

In many ways a departure for Rohmer, Perceval is a colorful, period-drama retelling of Chrétien de Troyes’s 12th-century Arthurian romance. The stylized splendor of the sets; strange, mythic cadences of speech; and flourishes of dry, Rohmerian humor vividly transpose the Medieval to the present day.

Synopsis

Filled with wonder at the sight of shining armor of a group of knights he has mistaken for angels, naive Perceval immediately solves the mystery of his destiny: he will become one of King Arthur’s knights. Valiant astride his horse, he rides from one ordeal to another, obsessed with a dream.

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PercevalDirected byÉric Rohmer
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Awards & Festivals

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New York Film Festival
1978
César Awards
1980 | 2 nominations including: Best Cinematography

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