The film tells us a story about the loss of innocence and, therefore, of the end of a world. We remain in the field of divisions. We realise where Newman wants to take us in that final dialogue between mother and daughter, which, as Michel Delahaye wrote in his review for Cahiers du cinéma (no. 214, July/August 1969, pp. 61-62), reflects the game of tensions suggested by the film’s title: ‘revolt and resignation’.
November 20, 2016