One of the leading figures of the French nouvelle vague and a contemporary of Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffant and Louis Malle, veteran filmmaker Eric Rohmer is firmly established as one of world cinema's greatest and most enduring directors.
The Sign Of Leo Rohmer's debut feature tells the cautionary tale of a Paris-based American, born under the sign of Leo and confident that luck is on his side. In anticipation of an inheritance from a recently deceased aunt, he freely wracks up debts only to find himself in dire straits when his windfalls to materialise.
The Girl at the Monceau Bakery Rohmer's international reputation was made by the 'Moral Tales', an ambitious series of six films around a common theme. Filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier narrates the first, 'La Boulangere de Monceau', a charming short shot on the streets of Paris in Rohmer's trademark naturalistic style. Barbet Schroeder plays a young man whose affections are divided between two beautiful girls - one he meets on the street and another who works in a local bakery - but finds himself faced with the dilemma of choosing between them.
Suzanne's Career In Rohmer's tale of adolescent naivete, Bertrand, a shy and reserved student, finds himself consumed with jealousy and resentment as he observes his roguishly confident best friend Guillaume exploit the generosity of the sweetly seductive Suzanne.