HENRI. Delluc, who started near the avant-garde authors of silent French cinema, made a more narratively traditional cinema, with fiction dominating cinematic phrases. This option may result in extraordinarily solid films, such as this one, a dense network of communicating vessels between the images and the characters, which he doesn't abandon and densifies. Ève Francis is an extraordinary actress.
3,5 Similarly to E. Atget's old Paris photographs drenched in the lyrical patina of the disappeared, impressionist film with its extensive in/outdoor shots filtered through la photogénie (the earliest encounter of the mechanical, profilmic and auctorial, and often nigh on photogenius) conveys, more than Expressionism or Art Deco, a sort of poetic, spectral veracity exuded by a sunken world. Like Paracelsus's undine,