Eclipse 1944: La ciel est à vous

So political!

This is pretty odd structurally, in that it doesn’t really seem to have any structure. Instead it moves from scene to scene in a way that feels true to life (and it was apparently based on a real-life woman pilot).

It’s interesting… and it’s amusing… but it’s not really gripping?

It’s a movie that almost works, I think. It’s got some great and lovable characters, is moving now and then, amusing now and again, and has an inspiring storyline. It just lacked a bit zip, I think?

I’m totally open to it being just me, because I’m rather sleepy and I’m going to bed RIGHT NOW.

The Woman Who Dared. Jean Grémillon. 1944.

This blog post is part of the Eclipse series.

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