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Coeur d'Amour Epris

France, 1951 (MIFF 1954, Films From France)

Director: Jear Aurel

The continuity of this film is taken from a mid-fifteenth century iiluminated manuscript, written by Rene, Duke of Anjon. Count of Provence and King of Naples, and illustrated by his court painters. The story. contemporary with Spenser's Faerie Queer tells of the kings dream in which he saw the human heart in its search for maturity and a place in the community of men of good will. The Searching Heart meets Jealousy, Despair, Melancholy, Anger, Sloth and Fortune, but triumphs over them in allegiance with Life, Hope, Humility, Honour and Fame, all depicted as persons from the age of chivalry.

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