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Les yeux ne veulent pas en tout temps se fermer, ou Peut-être qu'un jour Rome se permettra de choisir à son tour

Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub West Germany, 1970

dionysus67's rating of the film Eyes Do Not Want to Close at All Times, or, Perhaps One Day Rome Will Allow Herself to Choose in Her Turn

Surrounded mainly by the modern city's humming, actors speak in staccato rhyme and unfold not only the contemporary resonance of Corneille's tragedy on the entanglement between political power and love and the countless stratagems that mark history as a site of struggle, but also, respectfully demystify the French language. Demystification marks also Rome's ruins and the fluidity of the whole project is eye-opening.