And from hope, springs eternal sadness.

And from hope, springs eternal sadness.

Le genou de Claire (1970)
Eric Rohmer

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The Beauty of Freedom

The Beauty of Freedom

“I think we’re always responsible for our actions. We’re free. I raise my hand – I’m responsible. I turn my head to the right – I’m responsible. I’m unhappy – I’m responsible. I smoke a cigarette – I’m responsible. I shut my eyes – I’m responsible. I forget that I’m responsible, but I am. I told you escape is a pipe dream. After all, everything is beautiful. You only have to take an interest in things, see their beauty. It’s true. After all, things are just what they are. A face is a face. Plates are plates. Men are men. And life…is life.”

Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

Jean-Luc Godard