‘A Summer’s Tale’
Once again the East Coast has been pummeled with a relentless, bleak winter, one that finally appears to be abating. If you need a way to long for the carefree, sunny days ahead — or if you just want to torture yourself — there’s few better ways than this typically breezy 1996 chat-a-thon from French legend Eric Rohmer. Reissued to great fanfare last year, it’s another of his precise studies of the diverse neuroses of love, with a self-serious scruffy-haired collegiate (Melvil Poupaud) dealing with multiple girls while on seaside holiday. And as ever, no one is better at navigating the complexities and absurdities of the human heart like Rohmer.