This just might be the greatest movie I've ever seen, each moment, each gesture, each set & scene, each movement, each strand of light endlessly expressive, subtle & true. Its response to patriarchalism is as powerful as any I've seen in cinema. Every facet of this movie reverberates with meaning. Space here, the world, an arena of immense emotionality. Watch D.Kerr's hands, the wind, windows, the countless miracles.
8.5/10. All the boyish taunting--"sister-boy" and the like--feels very dated, so 1950s that I wonder if anyone every talked that way, in the 1950s or otherwise. That being said, Deborah Kerr is tremendous, and her two "seduction" scenes have lingered in my memory since viewing the film. She entices with tenderness and warmth--something novel and quite lovely to behold.
The first time I saw this, I was watching it in class, and a friend had to lean over to me and whisper, almost exasperated "it's going to be alright." And all I could think was "no it isn't, it's never going to be alright."