THE LOVE OF A WOMAN REVIEWED
“The Love of a Woman” is a 1940s woman’s picture about an educated woman wanting more. The young doctor Marie arrives in an island town desperately looking to make a life. Men surround her at every turn, but she doesn’t want to deal with their crap. Historically, women weren’t allowed to vote in France until 1949. So, you have a woman smarter than the rest of the town that can’t even get the same level of representation. It plays like a weepier take on Sirk, but it works for the period.
- In Search of Jean Grémillon, a feature-length documentary on the filmmaker from 1969, containing interviews with director René Clair, archivist Henri Langlois, actors Micheline Presle and Pierre Brasseur, and others
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jennifer Dionisio
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Ginette Vincendeau
- 1.37:1 1080p transfer
- LPCM MONO
RELEASE DATE: 8/22/17
- Video - 94%94%
- Audio - 93%93%
- Supplemental Material - 96%96%
- Film Score - 93%93%
The Plot Thus Far
Marie Prieur, a young doctor, decides to settle down on Ushant, a remote island belonging to Brittany. Little by little she manages to be accepted by the population. One day she meets André Lorenzi, a handsome engineer, and it is love at first sight. Life is wonderful for a while but André wants to marry her only if she remains at home. Despite her strong feelings for André, Marie refuses to give up her vocation and the two lovers part. Marie finds herself alone, with a broken heart.