Cinema: Adventures in Hopeless Love


Directed and Written by Jaime de Arminan


Directed and Written by Eric Rohmer

One usually thinks of sexual obsession as an undetected virus of the soul, a bug caught some time in the formative years but remaining dormant until some temporary weakness of the mind or spirit permits it to break loose. Surely such a classic pathology lies behind the unexpected passion that afflicts the otherwise kindly and harmless Don Alejandro in a wise and compassionate Spanish film called The Nest. The strength of Eric Rohmer's equally excellent Le Beau...

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