Accompagnement live au piano par Hughes Maréchal
USA 1928 | intertitres anglais | 78' | De : Victor Sjöström | Avec : Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love | D'après : le roman de Dorothy Scarborough
A frail young woman from the east moves in with her cousin in the west, where she causes tension within the family and is slowly driven mad.
« A melodramatic film highlighting extreme emotions and almost impossible environments – who could truly live in this world? – but it also has the air of realist drama, perhaps even documentary. It can be usefully placed within the genre of the Western, but even within this most landscape-driven of American movie forms it is exceptional in its portrait of an untamable and elemental nature. » (Senses of Cinema)
« Filmed under extremely difficult conditions on location in the Mojave desert, its climactic sandstorm sequence has to be seen to be believed, although the entire film - erotic, beautiful, astonishing - demonstrates such imagination and assurance that it remains completely modern. » (Time Out)
« The Wind est une alliance admirable de toutes les qualités du cinéma suédois et du meilleur du cinéma américain. Lars Hanson y côtoie Lillian Gish et le cheval fantôme des Rocheuses y évoque sans cesse les rennes fous de Stiller. » (Henri Langlois)