7/10 (25. 09. 2017). technically it`s a very primitive film for 1964 but it doesn`t mean bad. I don't like all accents of heroine about love, how she shared it, not realizing the greatness of that value. Full of misunderstandings by unfair giver. I have the feeling that she loved all, but nobody did not suit her. Monogamy... maybe I'm a little sexist, but it seems to me that this film must had made a woman.
Gertrud Kanning, autrefois célèbre cantatrice adulée sur toutes les scènes, est toujours une belle femme. Elle fréquente la haute société de Copenhague et mène une vie désespérément atavique. Mariée, rongée par un lourd ennui, elle investit sa passion dans une aventure avec un jeune compositeur. Pour lui, elle n' est cependant qu'une quelconque passade. Splendide ! www.cinefiches.com
the painting on the wall (a pack of dogs& naked woman) was summary of the film. I ve seen this mirror reflection effect and character related paintings inside satyajit ray's film 'music room'. Although it has a little suffocating atmosphere with its literary side ,it doesnt allow to give up watching until the end of film.
Il fascino delle immagini (luci e ombre nette, l'impostazione teatrale delle scene e delle riprese, tutte frontali, il ruolo degli specchi) non è bastato a farmi apprezzare un film del quale non condivido affatto il principio centrale (l'amore - romantico - sopra tutto il resto).
Gertrud demands total presence from her lovers, and recognizes when it's not being given. Still, what defines her is her devotion to love (amor omniae est) - an ideal she's destined never to attain without a man. In the end, she becomes like the men who disappointed her, consumed by work instead of love. The only difference is that Gertrud tried to find pure love and never settled for less.