The film is an homage to Elsa as a muse, poet, and partner/wife. The historical events and artistic personages which mirrored her life are flashed on the screen as a collage standing in contrast to the much slower passages of the central narrative, a biography depicting the relationship of Arnon and Elsa.
The editing is the cinema, done well. However, English subtitles cannot be read as rapidly as the spoken word.
This is beautiful. Agnès Varda has yet to disappoint me! Simple, but nicely conducted. I don't consider myself as much of a romantic nowadays, but a relationship like that one between Aragon and Elsa kind of stirs that fountain. So well done that it even introduces an Ella Fitzgerald tune from Live in Berlin ("The Man I Love") precisely when that city comes up!
20min and I'm curious about them both!
This is cinema!
I sometimes wish Varda sticked to making shorts. I seem to like them better than her features. This one is a well shot and edited ode to love. I wish that when I'm that old I have someone to say such nice things of me and I of her.