The Story of Rebecca

The Story of Rebecca ★★★★

The earliest Paul Vecchiali film I’ve seen, a half-hour taken from the same novel as The Saragossa Manuscript and starring Marika Green. His personality is already fully formed as is his control of light, camera movement and mannered acting. It is like the greatest film Eugene Green will never made. As often happens with Vecchiali one just gets sucked in a particular world and it feels a big let down when it is over.