LE TEMPESTAIRE (Jean Epstein, 1947)

Steeped in mysticism and regional folklore, The Storm-Tamer is among Jean Epstein’s loveliest films. Enacted (not always convincingly) by nonprofessionals, the story is slight. On the Brittany coast, a girl doesn’t want a fisherman—boyfriend? spouse?—to go out right before a storm. She tells him, “I am afraid of the wind.” He reassures her and leaves […]