Annella Perlman: [Reading from The Heptaméron] A handsome young knight is madly in love with a princess, and she too is in love with him, though she seems not to be entirely aware of it. Despite the
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Annella Perlman:
[Reading from The Heptaméron]
A handsome young knight is madly in love with a princess, and she too is in love with him, though she seems not to be entirely aware of it. Despite the friendship that blossoms between them, or perhaps because of that very friendship, the young knight finds himself so humbled and speechless that he is totally unable to bring up the subject of his love. Until one day he asks the princess point-blank: Is it better to speak or to die?
Elio:
I'll never have the courage to ask a question like that.
Mr. Perlman:
I doubt that. Hey, Elly-Belly. You do know that you can always talk to us?

Transcript:
"A handsome young knight
is madly in love with a princess.
"And she, too, is in love with him,
"though she seems not to be
entirely aware of it.
"Despite the friendship..."
"...that blossoms between them,
"or perhaps because of
that very friendship,
"the young knight finds himself so..."
"...so humbled and speechless
"that he's totally unable to bring up
the subject of his love.
"Till one day, he asks the princess
point-blank..."
"Is it better to speak or to die?"
I'd never have the courage
to ask a question like that.
I doubt that.
Hey, Elly-Belly.
You do know that
you can always talk to us.
My mom's been reading
this 16th-century French romance.
She read some of it to my dad and I
the day the lights went out.
Yeah, about the knight that doesn't know
whether to speak or die?
Right.
So, does he or doesn't he?
"Better to speak," she said.
But she's on her guard.
She senses a trap somewhere.

Clip duration: 112 seconds
Views: 541
Uploaded: 08 March, 2021
Genres: drama, romance
Summary: In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.


Actors

Annella Perlman - Amira Casar
Mr. Perlman - Michael Stuhlbarg