The Phantom Carriage

The Phantom Carriage ★★★★★

June 2016 Movie Watching Challenge: June 12 - A Silent Film

Picturing one of the best stories ever told on film, The Phantom Carriage is as modern as a b&w, silent film can be, which is probably more than you think. Having groundbreaking effects for its time, there's a sense of tragedy on every frame, from Sister Edit's death bed to the prison to Anna's home that really heightens the sadness and punch the script has. Victor Sjöström is fantastic; topping even his incredible acting on Wild Strawberries. It's so amazing to come across a movie made 95 years ago that features such a rich, emotional story. I'm curious about the novel.

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