Wednesday, May 28, 2008

C'est tellement simple, l'amour...

Have you seen this movie? If not, you now know what you should do this weekend. Beyond sublime.

It stars, of course, Arletty, the very definition of the very French concept of jolie-laide - not really classically beautiful, but mesmerizing. She is Garance, a lady of the stage and of the demi-monde (and whatever happened to that?), and she is heartbreaking.

She delivers the film's most famous line (see above) with a kind of supreme, attenuated world-weariness. She knows, in her heart, that it isn't true, that love is far from simple, but she has no choice but to believe...

1 comment:

  1. You sold it well - This is going to be one of my post-exam indulgences.

    I like your blog! :)