It is often in their simplicity that Eric Rohmer's films are most complex, and in BOYFRIENDS AND GIRLFRIENDS (the final entry in the director's six-part series, "Comedies and Proverbs") Rohmer has made his simplest film yet. Set in the suburb of Cergy-Pontoise--a pristine glass and
concrete environment with man-made lakes--this ordinary comedy of manners becomes complex only when the characters, in their rage for chaos within the orderly Cergy-Pontoise, try to alter their lives. Blanche (Emmanuelle Chaulet) is a 24-year-old, seemingly conservative, lower-level administrator
of cultural affairs. She has no friends in Cergy-Pontoise until she meets Lea (Sophie Renoir...