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Let Joy Reign Supreme (Que la fête commence)

Bertrand Tavernier’s Let Joy Reign Supreme is one of the most confusing films I have ever seen. The intentions, to bring to life the turbulent era of the Regency of Philippe, Duc d’Orléans (Philippe Noiret), are clear enough. 466 more words


Violet's hair

He stood on the bed and examined the painting that hung above the bed-head—an eighteenth century portrait of a black-haired, lunar-skinned woman resting a posy of violets in her lap.

(Julia Leigh, Disquiet)

The Present