Eric Rohmer’s first period piece, the beautiful and intense romantic drama “The Marquise of O…” (1976), is set to screen for one week at BAMcinématek in Brooklyn.
The film, an adaptation of the 1808 novella of the same name by Heinrich von Kleist, is the heart-wrenching story of an 18th-century elite widow who narrowly escapes attack with the help of a Russian count. When she discovers she is mysteriously pregnant, she goes on a journey to find the father while facing intense romantic pursuit by the count. The ornate, elegant drama stars Edith Clever and Bruno Ganz, and won the Cannes Special Jury Prize in 1976.
“The Marquise of O…” will screen from August 28-September 3. Visit the BAM website for more information.