Letter from an Unknown Woman
The story of the unshakeable love felt by a young woman (Joan Fontaine) for a famous pianist.
Dir Max Ophuls
With Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians
Ophuls’ masterly adaptation of Stefan Zweig’s novella is imbued with the bittersweet poignancy of remembrance and regret as it recounts the story of the unshakeable love felt by a young woman (Fontaine) for a famous pianist (Jourdan). The Viennese apartment building where, as a girl, she first notices him is as loaded with longing as the various venues of their later courtship.