Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 60: Wed Mar 1

Madame De (Ophuls, 1953): Cine Lumiere, 4.20pm

Chicago Reader review:
Certainly one of the crowning achievements in film (1953). Max Ophuls's gliding camera follows Danielle Darrieux, Charles Boyer, and Vittorio De Sica through a circle of flirtation, passion, and disappointment, a tour that embraces both sophisticated comedy and high tragedy. Ophuls's camera style is famous for its physicalization of time, in which every fleeting moment is recorded and made palpable by the ceaseless tracking shots, yet his delineation of space is also sublime and highly charged: no director has better understood the emotional territory that exists offscreen.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is a short extract with director Paul Thomas Anderson talking about the movie.

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