This started off with a voiceover over a bunch of paintings…
… but then the people in the foreground started moving! That’s a lot of greenscreen.
This is from 2001 — I didn’t really know that Rohmer was still directing then, but looking at his imdb, I’ve seen one later movie: Triple Agent.
This is so weird — a horse and carriage on greenscreen over a painting. Was this done for TV?
It’s la revolution.
This is pretty confusing — for me, because I’m an uncultured cochon. So this is like happening at the start of the French revolution, but they’re dropping all these references that I don’t quite get. But that (I’m guessing) any French three year old would understand.
Still, it’s pretty interesting… Not quite gripping, but plenty interesting.
I almost understand that… two months of Duolingo works!
Perhaps not all revolutionaries are as honourable!
I like this movie — but I’m not sure it needed to be this long? That is, there’s really not any scenes that are superfluous or seem gratuitous, but I found my interest flagging a bit… Like, is there sufficient interest in this story for a movie of more than two hours?
It’s good, but it’s not great.
L’Anglaise et le Duc. Éric Rohmer. 2001. ⚃