A Song of Innocence Reviews
"A Song of Innocence" is a darkly enchanting movie that in mood resembles one of the fairy tales Charlotte is so fond of. That does not mean the movie is not steeped in reality, in this case late 19th century France where cameras are becoming more common. At the same time, ignorance is still rampant which does nothing to help with the incredibly high infant mortality rate. And the master-servant relationship of the time is not much different from that under the monarchy, except it takes on a fetishistic tone in the movie. All of which is a shame because Charlotte really does not need a wet nurse(she is lactating nicely on her own) but a friend.
How can you not tip your hat to Clint Eastwood....what a remarkable actor and director.