— “I used to laugh like that once. I’d burst out laughing, just like that, without thinking. But nowadays...”
— “You’re sad.”
— “No, but I’m not cheerful either. A spring broke in the music box. The tune is the same but it’s in a different key.”
Dialogue for the soul.
This is a really lovely film. Long, to be sure, at over three hours, but it feels justified. It is broken into two parts, with “several years” between them. It’s a story of performance arts, unrequited love, unextinguished flames, fame, fortune, playing the role (offstage), and lots of other stuff.
Solid, competent filmmaking through and through.
Nathalie > Garance, but one can’t help what the heart wants.