Like real life, only slower: Eric Rohmer's quiet, contemplative style of filmmaking has fans and plenty of detractors. Set on farms and little towns in the Rhone valley, the final installment in the 80-year-old Rohmer's "Tales of the Four Seasons" is a
picturesque ensemble piece on the order of COOKIE'S FORTUNE, but there's nothing facile, precious or overacted about it. In his usual talky fashion, Rohmer subtly lays out a relationship between life-long friends Magali (Béatrice Romand) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière), both in their
mid-forties. Happily married Isabelle, who's about to marry off her daughter Émilia (Aurelia Alcaïs), decides to...