"The Earrings of Madame De..."
Directed by Max Ophuls
greatest film of all time... Below the glittering
surfaces, the lush decor, the sensuous fabrics, there is the cruel
sensibility of an artist mourning the death of this world and all other
worlds to come. Inside the beautiful ladies and lovers of romance
lurk the grinning skeletons of tragedy. If the cinema had produced
no other artists except Ophuls and Renoir, it would still be an art form
of profundity and splendor." - Andrew Sarris, The Village Voice.
Max Ophuls' powerful
romantic tragedy, starring Charles Boyer, Vittorio de Sica, Danielle Darrieux. A spoiled
socialite, married to a general,
flirts with an
amorous diplomat. As the affair escalates, her passion rips through the
glittering facade of their privileged existence, plunging them into
disaster as they risk everything for love and honor. Newly mastered.
French with English subtitles. B&W.