Saturday, August 15, 2009

silence is silver

after seeing jean renoir's silent film version of the novel, 'nana' i happily dove right into another one of his beautiful films. this one also starred his wife at the time, catherine hessling. in contrast to the riches of nana's life in paris, this time the heroine is a poor country girl. during the course of 1925's 'whirlpool of fate', translated from 'la fille de l'eau' (water girl?) catherine flees her hard life working on a boat and literally traipses through the countryside searching for some indication that there is kindness in the world. before she finds it she succumbs to a fever and slumbers at the foot of a tree with surrealist dreams which renoir truly knew how to convey. that's when i starting taking photos for you.

images: dreams/her sweetheart/the water girl

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