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Aaaaah.  Tragic love stories.  Why do we love them so???  “Birdsong,” based on Sebastian Faulks’ novel of two star-crossed lovers during WWI.  He is English, Stephen Wraysford, Eddie Redmayne, and she is French, Isabelle Azaire, Clémence Poésy.  He is young and naive, she is young, but married.  It aired on PBS in America, in two parts.  If you missed it, you can catch it online at pbs.org.

Such a feminine jacket, the lapel, and fitted waist.

Love the lace.

Such a beautiful shot. You can tell by the framing, they will embark on something secretive.

Isabelle going to feed the workers. Her red sash hints at her passionate streak.

It's like a painting.

This one as well. Could be an impressionist's work.

Isabelle and Stephen's first touch.

Isabelle has the most gorgeous hairstyles. Bravo to hair and makeup. Nothing looks overwrought, just effortless softness.

I love the tiny braid! Makes it very modern, in a way.

Another painterly shot.

And another. Isabelle leads Stephen to her room, red skirt, passion to follow.

Isabelle doesn't tread lightly into this affair. This is intentional. Another great hair shot.

The interiors of the Azaire manse are elegant and impeccable.

Beautifully shot by Julian Court, and directed by Phillip Martin.  It reminds me of “The English Patient.”  An illicit affair, with a tragic end.  We watch the lovers consumed by their passions, and shed tears at their tragic end.  Eddie Redmayne is especially good in this.  His Stephen goes from lovestruck to shellshocked and everything in between.

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