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ROMANCE OF ASTREA AND CELADON

by Eric Rohmer

synopsis

The amorous adventures of the shepherd Céladon and the beautiful Astrée. Fooled by a suitor and convinced that Céladon has been unfaithful, Astrée dismisses the young man, who attempts to drown himself. She thinks he is dead, but he has been secretly rescued by nymphs. Faithful to the promise he made to Astrée to never appear before her again, Céladon does all in his power to make himself known to her without breaking his oath, going as far as disguising himself as a woman to be near the one he so dearly loves, fighting against his rivals and resisting the attraction of nymphs.
An adaptation of a 17th century novel by Honoré d'Urfé.

original title: Les amours d'Astrée et de Céladon
country: France, Spain, Italy
sales agent: Rezo Films International
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Eric Rohmer
release date: IT 02/09/2007, FR 05/09/2007, BE 12/09/2007, PT 10/07/2008, UK 12/09/2008
screenplay: Eric Rohmer
cast: Andy Gillet, Stéphanie Crayencour, Cécile Cassel
cinematography by: Diane Baratier
costumes designer: Pierre-Jean Larroque
producer: Eric Rohmer, Jean-Michel Rey, Philippe Liégeois
production: Rezo Production, Les Films du Losange, Alta Films Producción, BIM Distribuzione
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie, Eurimages
distributor: Bim Distribuzione, Rezo Films, Victory Productions, Atalanta Filmes, Curzon Artificial Eye, Alta Films
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