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One of the leading figures of the French nouvelle vague and a contemporary of Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut and Louis Malle, veteran filmmaker Eric Rohmer is firmly established as one of world cinema s greatest and most enduring directors. Le Signe du Lion (The Sign of Leo) Rohmer's debut feature tells the cautionary tale of a Paris-based American, born under the sign of Leo and confident that luck is on his side. In anticipation of an inheritance from a recently deceased aunt, he freely wracks up debts only to find himself in dire straits when his windfall fails to materialise. Two Moral Tales: La Boulangere de Monceau (The Girl at the Monceau Bakery) Rohmer's international reputation was made by the 'Moral Tales', an ambitious series of six films around a common theme. Filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier narrates the first, 'La Boulangere de Monceau', a charming short shot on the streets of Paris in Rohmer's trademark naturalistic style. Barbet Schroeder plays a young man whose affections are divided between two beautiful girls - one he meets on the street and another who works in a local bakery but finds himself faced with the dilemma of choosing between them. La Carriere de Suzanne (Suzanne's Career) In Rohmer's tale of adolescent naiveté, Bertrand, a shy and reserved student, finds himself consumed with jealousy and resentment as he observes his roguishly confident best friend Guillaume exploit the generosity of the sweetly seductive Suzanne.