Max Ophuls’ penultimate completed film before fleeing Europe is amongst his most fatalistic, atmospheric and pungently elegiac works.
Featuring an extraordinary central performance by Edwige Feuillère (Olivia) as a “fallen woman” forced to keep up appearances when an old lover returns, this is a heartbreaking and characteristically sympathetic portrayal of the restrictive roles and expectations imposed on women by chauvinistic society.
Less widely screened than the director’s other classics, this fascinating combination of poetic realism and bittersweet Ophulsian worldliness is the key lynchpin between his pre- and postwar work.
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