The Fisherman at the Stream

Film Review by Dean Duncan Jun 1, 2015

The Fisherman at the Stream, then. This is obviously a copy of/elaboration on the Lumière brothers’ The Waterer Watered, made way back in 1895. Derivatives can’t be formative, but this one might actually be the richer of the two films. That impresion would be helped by this gleaming print, and would be owing to a really felicitous, plain painterly composition in depth, and to a very beautiful natural setting that adds poetry and even gravity to the otherwise comic hijinx.