Friday, February 5, 2016


DG's feminist masterpiece, after BIRTH OF A NATION and INTOLERANCE, starring Lillian Gish as "a plain girl" up against the tyranny of patriarchy and war. Opening with that jaw-dropping title, and following a normal girl of the times, whose naivety constricts her to fate. Gish's earnest presence, her humanity, entraps the viewer to watch her traverse the impossibility of being able to react. She must only be acted upon, be chosen, be disposed of. A hundred years later this film remains valid: it shows us how people are tied into bondage by their culture

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