I've Always Loved You
Rated NR, 117 mins
A romantic who argued that love is a surrender of pride, long-neglected director Frank Borzage was never more passionate than in this 1946 color melodrama. An imperious concert pianist travels the world with his pupil, ignoring her love for him; she's left behind an achingly nice farm boy. The two pianists are mystically linked, playing the same concerto in different locales, and multiple angles within scenes dematerialize bodies and objects, making them appear to float in an immeasurable space. Music (dubbed by Arthur Rubinstein) is the ether that encompasses all.