Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.
Cate Blanchett photographed by Brigitte Lacombe for Vanity Fair France
Asta Nielsen in Jugend und Tollheit, 1913
Jesta Müller dresses as a young man in order to be close to a lieutenant she admires. He is supposed to marry another, but only to save his family from financial ruin. Jesta follows him, and finds herself caught in a series of increasingly tricky situations: she has to share a bed with him, shave, listen to men’s jokes, and almost go swimming with him. Ultimately, however, she becomes his wife.
The film is lost.
Florece Welch for Wonderland Magazine in 2009