THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE...
DIRECTOR: MAX OPHÜLS
CAST: CHARLES BOYER, DANIELLE DARRIEUX, VITTORIO DE SICA
Noblewoman Danielle Darrieux, desperate for cash, sells off a pair of diamond earrings gifted by aristocrat spouse Charles Boyer, only to have them borne back to her by Vittorio de Sica’s handsome Italian baron, a gift initiating a potentially destructive love affair. An exquisite evocation of Paris in the Belle Époque, in which Ophüls’s camera moves through ballrooms and bedchambers with the weightless grace of a prima ballerina.