Ophuls in Motion

Pleasure Dome

Max Ophuls’ camera never had time to stand still in 1952’s ‘Le Plaisir’

In his 1952 French feature, Le Plaisir, director Max Ophuls stitches together three stories by Guy de Maupassant to form an elegiac secular altarpiece dedicated to a kind of Heraclitan notion of life as always in flux and ever changing—as [...]