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The Starfish (1928)

L'étoile de mer (original title)
Two people stand on a road, out of focus. Seen distorted through a glass, they retire upstairs to a bedroom where she undresses. He says, "Adieu." Images: the beautiful girl, a starfish in ... See full summary »

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Kiki of Montparnasse ...
Une femme (as Alice [Kiki] Prin)
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Robert Desnos ...
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Two people stand on a road, out of focus. Seen distorted through a glass, they retire upstairs to a bedroom where she undresses. He says, "Adieu." Images: the beautiful girl, a starfish in a jar, city scenes, newspapers, tugboats. More images: starfish, the girl. "How beautiful she is." Repeatedly. He advances up the stair, knife in hand, starfish on the step. Three people stand on a road, out of focus. "How beautiful she was." "How beautiful she is." "Beautiful." Written by David Carless

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20 November 1999 (Greece)  »

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Le soleil, un pied a l'etrier, niche un rossignol dans un voile de crepe
21 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film made me feel like I was out for a walk on a warm summer's night, exhausted, full of wine and feeling no pain. It evoked that sense of being half awake and half asleep with the covers pulled up to the neck. Nothing seems to make any sense and yet you feel that it could, that it should and that it would, if only...

Hypnotic and full of images that are thrown together in odd ways and filmed so that one's perception of the objects is distorted, this is a visually very interesting little film.

Another user, ruedesurulines, describes this film beautifully when he or she states "this film is more lyrical and sensuous, evoking with a sense of innate desire and mystery, the concept of the marvelous". I can't find anything else to add to that.


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