A great example of how unique and Inventive silent cinema could be. This is actually a great character study too and shows different layers of characters through different perspectives (or mind sets in Letty's case). It is one of those films that can so easily be overlooked unfortunately.
Absolutely charming. The force of nature (the wind) is striking. Lilian Gish makes one fall in love with her. She undoubtedly is one of the greatest. Lars Hanson is not any worse. Noise of whirr in the silent movie, horse-ghost and folk tales... But the ending could be more dramatic.
3 (maybe 4). Because of the era, the character stuff is simple, but it retains a punch unlike what's seen from many films of its era. It's about a girl who seeks a more adult life (away from her happy pastoral background) and finds herself battered to insanity by nature's abyss. It's disturbing without being tasteless, bolstered by a strong performance from Lillian Gish (who seems genuinely upset about the wind).