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Category Archives: French cinema



María Casares as The Princess and 
Marie Déa as Eurydice

Image courtesy of The Criterion Collection

Maria Casares at the premier of Jean Cocteau film Orphee (1950).

Private collection.

Maria Casares in “Les Dames du Bois de Bolougne”

Maria Casares as Caroline Bressier in Ombre et lumiere

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (Sept. 21, 1945) French film director Robert Bresson is famous for his use of non-professional actors. Prior to watching Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne, I had only seen one Bresson film, Pickpocket (1959), whose protagonist was most certainly not a professional actor. He shambled through the proceedings like a man on a heavy dose of tranquilizers, his movements slow, his eyes haunted. It was an interesting film, and one I may watch again some day, but it didn’t mo … Read More

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Child of Paradise: Marcel Carne and Golden Age of French cinema by Edward Baron Turk (Google books)

About Maria Casares as Natalie in Marcel Carne’s film “Children of Paradise”

About Maria Casares in “Other” Spanish Theaters” by Maria M. Delgado (Google books)


A man who dozes, his mouth half open, in front of a wood fire, lets slip some secrets from that night of the human body that is called the soul, over which he is no longer master.
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