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!
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.
"With your touch I became myself..." Who wouldn't want to hear such words from their lover/spouse. A wonderful short doc from Agnes Varda exceptionally shot by the great William Lubtchansky (and Willy Kurant). A beautiful romance between an icon/muse and her husband.