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on 7 December 2011
I agree with TheSilence's review of Coeur Fidele - the bluray renders this film in astonishingly fresh detail and the musical score is perfect. I've been a fan of most of the silent masters, but this is the first Epstein film I've seen. The camerawork is excellent and inventive, the actors perfect for this kind of film including his sister Marie who plays a crippled lodger who facilitates meetings between the lovers. Superb use of location photography - the docks at Marseille - betrays the influences that were being absorbed by him as well as his admiration for Abel Gance. What is also amazing is that Epstein wrote the scenario for this film in one day. Recommended for lovers of the silent era. Marie Epstein - one of the few female pioneers in film - is also the film's assistant director and script writer. She went on to collaborate as co-director with Jean Benoit-Levy.