The Green Room 02/25/23

KL Studio Classics

Part of a 4-title François Truffaut Collection.  Writer-director Truffaut goes deep and morbid adapting a Henry James story about a man who chooses to ‘devote himself to his beloved dead.’ He builds an altar-shrine to a departed bride and comrades that didn’t survive the Great War. A sympathetic woman considers aiding him, but his obsession keeps choosing life-negating directions. It’s a weird, morbid but highly understandable tale from the edge of the fantastic. The cinematographer is Néstor Almendros. The other titles in the collection are The Wild Child, Small Change and The Man Who Loved Women. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.