“The difficulty in discussing the work of Antonioni is that his characters thrive on contradictions, and are often pursuing goals and hungers that will ultimately leave them empty.”
Justine Peres Smith
Justine Smith (@redroomrantings) lives and writes in Montreal, Quebec. She has a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies and a passionate hunger for all kinds of cinema. Along with writing for Vague Visages, she has written for Vice Canada, Cleo: A Feminist Journal and Little White Lies Magazine.
“In the male dominated world of the French New Wave, Catherine (Jeanne Moreau) in François Truffaut’s Jules et Jim (1962) stands out as a mysterious and particularly beguiling female presence.”
“Grief is quite clearly the central theme of Chorus, and the film portrays two people gripped with guilt, anger and sadness at the loss of their child. Loneliness and isolation pervade the universe of the film, the characters drifting and barely connecting with the world around them.”