Birdsong, Clémence Poésy, Eddie Redmayne, Julian Court, Philip Martin, Public Broadcasting Service, Sebastian Faulks
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.
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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