Thoughts On: Fever (EOTWS)

Fever (EOTWS)

End Of The Week Shorts #27 extract: Fever (1921)



Fever is a tremendous - even quintessential - impressionist film. Light on story, deep on emotions, this is an invite into the body and minds of a sailor and a past lover that is entirely situated in a bar in which a fight breaks out. 
The qualities of this film are decidedly in your hands; you must choose to step into these characters, to keep up with the pure, sometimes abstract, narrative, and to feel their emotions as they may be. In essence, the photogénie - the formal elements of this film that heightened the moral value of its narrative structures - are certainly there to be witness, but are required to be met half way. Stepping into this film with such intentions makes this a beautiful and highly affecting - though not necessarily deeply profound - experience. For that, I urge you to give this a go.

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