Christmas Movies II

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My Night at Maud’s

Film Review by Dean Duncan Jul 6, 2015

Eric Rohmer’s brainy dramatization of Blaise Pascal’s wager, mingled with reflections on the relationship between mathematics and morality, and with a little Mozart thrown in. Memorably, part-ironically, most luminously set on a snowy Christmas Eve. Festive at the margins, striving through and through, and love and mercy at the core.

(Pascal’s wager is here, in section 233: The rest of the link leads us beautifully up to and away from the actual famous statement. It’s all really good. Here’s a summary:

Also, check out Roberto Rossellini’s rigourous, rapturous biopic, Blaise Pascal (1972;