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Radio Regenbogen Award 2014 - Arrivals

Simon Verhoeven - Radio Regenbogen Award 2014 at Europa-Park. - Arrivals - Rust, Germany - Thursday 10th April 2014

Bride Of The Wind Review


Weak
Sarah Wynter doesn't quite have the chops, Bruce Beresford doesn't quite have the heart, and the audience probably doesn't have anywhere near the level of interest to sustain this biopic about Alma Mahler nee Schindler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler and the mistress of a handful of other men down the line. The thesis here is that There's Something About Alma, something that inspires greatness in artists of all forms (including painter Gustav Klimt), but Beresford never gets close to putting his finger on just what that is.

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Bride Of The Wind Review


Weak

The supernaturally beautiful and intelligently pensive-looking Sarah Wynter makes quite an entrance as Alma Mahler at the beginning of "Bride of the Wind."

Arriving at a cocktail party in turn-of-the-Century Vienna, she sheds her wrap to reveal a corseted red dress that would be a knockout even if the scene wasn't shot in black-and-white with the dress the only splash of color. Director Bruce Beresford is just illustrating the point that when Alma entered a room, people noticed.

As she passes through the party, the color follows her, bringing the screen to life, but even without the aid of symbolic contrast, Wynter ("American Psycho," "The 6th Day") would still dominate the frame. This is as it should be since her character is a woman who captured the hearts and inspired the works of several great artists of her time.

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