"Buñuel did not want mystery to emanate from a well-contrived chiaroscuro; from the timely creaking of a door, from blurring, from slow motion. He thoroughly distrusted every kind of cinematographic effect, rejecting it as facile, arty…. Rejecting virtuosity implies that you are sure of the power of what you are showing". (4)
I saw The Diary Of A Chambermaid as part of my facsination for the work of Michel Piccoli, and discovered not only that he is brilliant in it, but that the film is a true masterpiece.