I love this film! Full of strangeness and charm. The sort of emotions that Guy Maddin's neo-Silent films try to evoke but this is the real thing. Louis Delluc is one of the great masters of avant-garde narrative Silent Cinema, who along with Gremillon and Epstein, paved the way for artists like Bunuel and Derin. https://mubi.com/lists/my-favorite-silent-films
3,5 Cannot recall film's score but focusing back I hear Sofia Gubaidulina’s In Tempus Praesens although lead’s life choices are a far cry from Sophia (wisdom), unless we agree heart has reasons reason doesn’t hearken. Delluc resumes Impressionism's theme of present time as tension btw our Gerridae-like sliding infatuation w/ quivering beautiful appearance & the punctating gongs of fate or will, but the 'hyperpresent'