Pre-World War I Paris: Polish countess Elena drives men of all stations to fits of desperate love. When she elicits the fascination of a famous general, Elena finds herself at the center of political scheming, with the hearts of several men—as well as the future of France—in her hands.
In a role created especially for her, Ingrid Bergman simply radiates elegance and eroticism as the 19th-century Polish princess in search of her prince. Renoir uncharacteristically eschewed melodrama—Hollywood’s preferred mode for Bergman—for this bright romantic comedy that bubbles over into farce.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France