At the Floral Ball

Film Review by Dean Duncan Jun 1, 2015

See previous review, for Pierrette’s Escapades. Same here. This time the prettily adept dancing does meander a bit. We conclude with these two women—one playing Pierrot, who is of course a male character—engaging in a series of chastely suggestive romantic interactions. Genderquake? Contemporary audiences may well see it that way. At the time of production it was just as likely to be a bit of period performance. Plus, Alice Guy, who was always so genial, and who might just have been a genial revolutionary too.