Claire’s Knee (1970)

Single Ticket: $18 Regular / $14 for Members
Double Feature: $30 Regular / $28 for Members with Discount Code NEWWAVE2

Genre

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Release Year

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Director

Éric Rohmer

Producer

Pierre Cottrell, Barbet Schroeder

Cast

Jean-Claude Brialy, Aurora Cornu, Béatrice Romand

Country

France

Runtime

105 min

Accessibility

Limited Mobility Access

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Jerome (Jean-Claude Brialy) decides to prepare for a lifetime of matrimony by enjoying one last vacation by himself. Upon arriving at his lakeside destination, however, he finds Aurora (Aurora Cornu), a love from his past who is staying nearby. Through Aurora, Jerome is introduced to two teenage sisters, Laura (Béatrice Romand) and Claire (Laurence De Monaghan). Although Laura is smitten with Jerome, it is Claire — or, more precisely, her knee — that fascinates the soon-to-be-married man.

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