BACKWARD SEASON (Dimitri Kirsanoff, 1950)

Dimitri Kirsanoff’s curve-around Arrière-saison is rigorous, forlorn, haunting.      The opening closeup shows the interior window of a spare, remote cabin. A woman enters the frame, looks out. In the forest, a tree falls; the ax whacking at another tree belongs to the woman’s spouse. Outside the cabin, a dog runs in circles in a fenced-in […]