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sábado, 27 de agosto de 2016

Mais uma Vez, Adeus / Goodbye Again (1961)

Eu nunca falei isso no blog, mas adoro Anthony Perkins. OK, OK, preciso confessar: tenho um crush nele. Fofo, talentoso, mas desperdiçado pelo preconceito e pelos estereótipos. E mesmo com toda essa admiração, nunca havia escrito nenhuma crítica de um filme estrelado por ele. Está na hora de mudar isso.

I never said this on this blog, but I adore Anthony Perkins. OK, OK, I must confess: I have a crush on him. Cute, talented, but wasted thanks to prejudice and stereotyping. And even with all my admiration, I had never written about a film starring him. It’s time to change this.
Paula Tessier (Ingrid Bergman) é uma decoradora de 40 anos, divorciada e aparentemente bem resolvida, vivendo em Paris. Ela tem um moderníssimo relacionamento aberto com Roger Desmarest (Yves Montand), e eles não pensam em casamento.

Paula Tessier (Ingrid Bergman) is a 40-year-old interior decorator, divorced and apparently happy who lives in Paris. She is in an über-modern open relationship with Roger Desmarest (Yves Montand), and they don’t think about getting married so soon – or ever.
Roger indica Paula para decorar o novo apartamento da excêntrica e distraída Teresa Van der Besh (Jessie Royce Landis). Com ela mora o filho playboy, Philip (Anthony Perkins), de 25 anos, que se apaixona por Paula. Tudo que ele precisa para conquistá-la é fazer uma pergunta: “você gosta de Brahms?”.

Roger sends Paula to decorate the new apartment bought by excenrtic and absent-minded Teresa Van der Besh (Jessie Royce Landis). Her carefree son Philip (Anthony Perkins) lives with her, and the 25-year-old young man falls in love with Paula. All he needs to do to conquer her is to make one question: “do you like Brahms?”.
O filme, apesar de ter sido feito há 55 anos, é moderníssimo. Com as investidas do rapaz, Paula passa a questionar se realmente ama Roger, e se ele a ama de volta. A relação de Paula e Roger, aliás, é algo que não se vê com frequência na ficção: sem meias palavras, completamente honesta.

The film was released more than 55 years ago, but it is incredibly modern. With the young man’s flirting, Paula starts to question if she really loves Roger, and if he loves her back. Paula and Roger’s relationship, by the way, is something we don’t see frequently in fiction: without white lies, completely honest.
Paula não tem medo de dizer o que pensa e o que sente, mesmo que o mais esperado era que ela escondesse que nutre afetos também por Philip. Ela é uma mulher incrível, e quando Roger se sente incomodado por ela passar tempo com Philip, ela retruca: e quando você fica falando dos seus casos com outras menininhas? A resposta dele? “Pelo menos isso é normal”. É uma frase muito machista, mas a dura verdade é que muitos homens pensavam assim em 1961 – e pensam ainda hoje. O filme está cheio de duras verdades.

Paula is not afraid to say what she thinks and feels, although the expected attitude was her hiding her feelings about Philip. She is an incredible woman, and when Roger feels uncomfortable because she spends time with Philip, she tells him: “You always made sure that I hear yours [stories about his love life] with your girls”. His answer? “At least that’s normal”. It is a very sexist sentence, but the bitter truth is that many men had this mentality in 1961 – and think the same even today. The film is full of bitter truths.
É interessante que a protagonista desta história seja interpretada justamente por Ingrid Bergman, uma mulher que não deixou falsos moralismos impedirem-na de viver um romance. É ainda mais interessante que Philip diz para Paula que sabe falar “eu te amo” em 13 línguas, quando o que Ingrid escreveu para o diretor Roberto Rossellini em uma carta foi: “de uma atriz [...] que em italiano só sabe falar 'ti amo'”.

It’s interesting that the leading lady is played by Ingrid Bergman, a woman who didn’t let false moralism stay between her and romance. It’s also interesting that Philip could mention to Paula he can say “I love you” in 13 languages, when in real life Ingrid wrote the following to Italian director Roberto Rossellini in a letter: “a Swedish actress […] in Italian knows only ‘ti amo’, I am ready to come and make a film with you.”.
E é também curioso que Ingrid esteja no centro daquele que provavelmente é o mais famoso triângulo amoroso da história do cinema: Rick Blaine, Ilsa Lund e Victor Laszlo em “Casablanca” (1942). O triângulo de “Mais uma Vez, Adeus” é tão confuso quanto o de “Casablanca”, e só poderia ter sido criado pela mente sagaz da escritora Françoise Sagan.

And it is also curious noting that Ingrid was in the center of the most famous love triangle in film history: Rick Blaine, Ilsa Lund and Victor Laszlo in “Casablanca” (1942). The love triangle in “Goodbye Again” is as complicated as the one in “Casablanca”, and could only have been created by the sagacious mind of novelist Françoise Sagan.
E Perkins? Bem, Anthony Perkins está muito convincente como Philip, e inclusive ganhou o prêmio de Melhor Ator no Festival de Cannes por sua performance. Mas Ingrid, vestida por Dior, é quem brilha sempre neste filme pouco conhecido, mas tão bom quanto Casablanca.

What about Perkins? Well, Anthony Perkins is very convincing as Philip, and his performance earned him the Best Actor prize in the Cannes Festival. But Ingrid, dressed by Dior, is the one who shines in every moment of this little known film. Little known, but as good as Casablanca.

This is my contribution to the 2nd Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon, hosted by Virginie at The Wonderful World of Cinema. 

6 comentários:

Virginie Pronovost disse...

Awesome piece of writing Leticia! I really have to see this film!
Thanks for your contribution to the blogathon :)

Silver Screenings disse...

I agree with you, Le. As good as the cast is in this film, and as good as the Perkins-Bergman chemistry is, Ingrid OWNS this film. She looks fabulous and her character is believable. She does an incredible job in this film...like she does in every film.

You've made me want to see this again! :)

christinawehner disse...

This one sounds fascinating...and with an excellent cast! I haven't seen many Anthony Perkins' films, but perhaps this is a film to start with! :)

Flapper Dame 16 disse...

Le- this film looks good- and yes that gif set of Ingrid and Tony- I'll just say Ingrid was one lucky gal! Tony Perkins so much more than Norman Bates. I'm gonna have to see this- I want to see more Bergman films and this looks like a great way to start!

crystalkalyana disse...

Hey Le. Thanks for this great article. I actually have this movie on DVD, but I haven't yet watched it. After reading this though, I will definitely check it out.

Don't forget to read my contribution to the blogathon

https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2016/09/01/what-if-ingrid-bergman-was-on-bewitched/

dbmoviesbog disse...

Great post! I am dying to see this movie now. I liked Perkins since I saw The Trial with him, and Bergman has always been one of my favourite actresses.

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