Love Eternal (french)
LOVE ETERNEL | DER EWIGE BANN
Directed by Jean Delannoy
Starring: Jean Marais, Madeleine Solonge, Jean Murat
1943 | 115’ | B&W | OV French | French classic | DCP
Film restored in 2008
A dramatic update of the Tristan and Isolde legend, scripted by Jean Cocteau, under the watchful eye of Nazi censorship. The legend is beautifully captured by the marvelously photogenic star-crossed lovers, with Tristan modernised by Jean Marais and Isolde by Madeleine Solonge. Set in an ancient castle overlooking the sea, the film has a timeless dreamlike quality which perfectly suits the myth.
Dialogues and story by Jean Cocteau