Love of Jeanne Ney
An epic of the Weimar cinema, The Love of Jeanne Ney follows a young French womans struggle for happiness amid the political turbulence and corruption of post-World War I Europe. A tour-de-f-rce for director G.W. Pabst (Diary of a Lost Girl, Pandoras Box), the film blends a variety of cinematic approaches as it weaves its complex narrative of moral chaos and political upheaval: the American Style, evocative of the Hollywood studio blockbuster; the avantgarde techniques of Soviet montage; as well as the eerie moving camerawork and shadowy perspectives typical of German Expressionism. The result is a stunning cinematic experiment that never fails to surprise the viewer as it races towards its exhilarting conclusion.