Romance, Drama, Fantasy I France, Italy, Germany. 2022, 103 min. French w. subtitles
An enchanting period fable based on a beloved 1923 novel, Scarlet Sails, by Russian writer Alexander Grin. Beginning as the tale of a sensitive brute, who returns home from World War I to his rural French village to discover his wife has died and that he must take care of their baby daughter, Juliette, the film blossoms into a pastoral portrait of Juliette as a free-spirited young woman reckoning with a local witch’s prophecy for her future and falling for the modern man who literally drops from the sky. Opening Film Director’s Fortnight Cannes Film Festival, New York Film Festival.
“A daydream believer makes her own magic in lovely French Romance” –Variety
“Marcello has a talent for making such material come alive through his inventive direction, whisking us away to a time and place that we experience as if we were there. It’s not enough to make a great movie, but it’s one that manages to puts us in its shoes the way few films nowadays do.” –Hollywood Reporter