I have my 1st film studies exam tomorrow and i just watched this Renoir film based on Guy de Maupassant's short story. Maupassant was Jean Renoir's father, Auguste Renoir's(he was a leading painter in development of impressionist style) friend.
This was like a piece of beautiful poetry. Just like a painting which once you see, you never can forget.
Have you seen this? Have you seen any other Renoir films? Who are your favourite auteurs?
These are my favourite portions, most lyrical ones - where Henriette speaks so passionately about the countryside and when she sees Henri again after all those years, the unspoken emotions visible on her face.
The ending was so poignant. Renoir didn't finish the film. It was later put together. I wonder what would have happened if he had finished it himself or if we never got to this ever.