THE SMILING MADAME BEUDET (Germaine Dulac, 1923)

Madame Beudet doesn’t smile once that we can see. Her life with her husband is not a happy one. There is little for her to do; the maid does all the housework. Even the cat ignores her. Although they live in the country, Mme Beudet feels too exhausted to venture outside.      Her one loyal companion […]