Les Amours d'Astrée et de Céladon
The Romance of Astrea and Celadon
(France/Italy/Spain, 2006, 109 minutes)
In 9th century Gaul, a benevolent nymph helps a heartbroken couple of shepherd lovers to make up and get together again. Charming, airy location-shot medieval romance employing untested talent, whose endearing ingenuity and academic appearance masks a tone-perfect control of filmmaking.
A Rezo Films release. Françoise Etchegaray, Jean-Michel Rey, Philippe Liègeois present a Rezo Productions/Compagnie Éric Rohmer/BIM Distribuzione/Alta Producciones co-production, supported by Eurimages; in association with Cofinova 3, ARTE/Cofinova 2, Cinémage and Soficinéma 2, with the participation of Canal Plus and Centre National de la Cinématographie. Starring Andy Gillet, Stéphanie Crayencour, Cécile Cassel, Véronique Reymond, Rosette, Jocelyn Quivrin, Mathilde Mosnier, Rodolphe Pauly; and Serge Renko. Directed by Éric Rohmer; produced by Françoise Etchegaray, Jean-Michel Rey, Philippe Liègeois; screenplay by Éric Rohmer, adapted from the novel by Honoré d'Urfé, L'Astrée; music by Jean-Louis Valero; director of photography (Eclair), Diane Baratier; costume designers, Pierre-Jean Larroque, Pu-Laï; film editor, Mary Stephen.