If Princess Cyd evokes Rohmer on the whole, from moment to moment it more closely resembles the work of another major French filmmaker, André Téchiné (Hôtel des Amériques, My Favorite Season, Thieves, The Witnesses). Cone's use of music and camera movements add a romantic aura to the story, inviting viewers to savor details of character and setting . . . And like Téchiné, Cone establishes certain mysteries about his characters that he purposely never resolves.
November 06, 2017