PC. Another film, and filmmaker, that would depend on some curator's knowledge to be seen on a cinema screen, where its immense plastic qualitiy would acquire its proper dimension. Knowing only this marvel from this director, i must say that this film made me travel into some Ophüls, like "Liebelei" and "Sans Lendemain": the splendorous writing of a cinematic melody.
Perfect translation of Chéjov's short story. Heartbreaking portrait of two emotionally tormented lovers and their casual encounters, prisoners of a time when reputation and social status was perceived as more important to maintain rather than be lead by their real human emotions.
After about half an hour I couldn't wait for this to end. Occasional effective moments, some beautiful shots, but mostly a tedious slog through an uninteresting affair. And it never did end; but at least it stopped.