Suzanne’s Career is a bit like an expanded and slightly reworked version of The Bakery Girl, and the two are the closest to one another of any of Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales. Suzanne’s Career is not just longer, it also complicates the love triangle central to the plots of the Moral Tales in a frankly surprising way considering the other movies. It also manages to give the titular character arguably more agency, so that’s great! The Criterion DVD also gives us an opportunity to talk about another of Rohmer’s shorts, Nadja in Paris, which is, actually, quite a bit better, if only because of Nadja herself.
We talk about jerks and the race toward marriage on this week’s Lost in Criterion with Suzanne’s Career. Listen on LostInCriterion.com, Spotify, iTunes, or anywhere you like to get podcasts. While you're at it, like us on Facebook or support us on Patreon.