THE GOLDEN COACH (Jean Renoir, 1953)

“How do you like the New World?” “I’ll like it better when it’s finished.” “Who knows what lies behind those masked faces.” From Prosper Mérimée’s nineteeth-century play Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement, set to music by Vivaldi in an eighteenth-century Spanish-ruled colony in Peru, Jean Renoir’s colorful Le carrosse d’or is “a fantasy in the Italian […]