Friday, June 18, 2010

the emotional wall in Bonjour tristesse

Bonjour tristesse, Otto Preminger, FR/UK/USA, 1957

"What a waste of time, dear Jacques, what a hopeless waste of time.
He's attractive and he's nice.
And l'd like to warn him...
but he wouldn't understand that l can't feel anything he might be interested in...
because l'm surrounded by a wall.
An invisible wall made of memories l can't lose."

(Cecile, played by Jean Seberg)

Deborah Kerr and David Niven also star.
A clip here .