terça-feira, 8 de agosto de 2023

Blind Spot - Die Reise nach Lyon - (Claudia von Alemann, 1981)

Elisabeth, a young German historian, goes to Lyon, France, to study the life of Flora Tristan, a feminist writer of the 19th century.

Director & Writer
Claudia von Alemann

Stars
Rebecca Pauly, Denise Péron, Jean Badin

Review of the movie by The New Yorker:

The first feature by the German director Claudia von Alemann, from 1981, is an intimate drama with a vast purview. It’s the story of a young West German scholar named Elisabeth (Rebecca Pauly), who, leaving her husband and her daughter behind, visits the French city of Lyon to do research about Flora Tristan, a feminist, a socialist activist, and a writer who organized workers there in 1844. Elisabeth’s project has an existential edge—she records sound at sites where Tristan worked and lived, in an effort to re-create her subject’s inner experience—as well as an intimate twist, involving her own romantic complications. Meanwhile, Elisabeth’s chance encounters, as with a café owner and an antiquarian bookseller, take a historical turn as she also inquires into the massacre of Jews in Lyon by Nazi occupiers during the Second World War. Elisabeth’s fascination with the embodiment of history is matched by von Alemann’s documentary-like vision, which makes daily life amid the city’s ancient buildings, tall stone staircases, and celebrated secret passageways reverberate with the passions and the horrors of the past.



Subs: Portuguese, Spanish and English.

YouTube  Link:  https://youtu.be/Q4P0_Dgmqww

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