We have chosen five streaming films that tell what it means to be an actress.
How complicated can it be for an actress to bring everything that happens behind the camera in front of the camera? The five try to answer this question film in streaming that we have chosen to tell what it means to be an actress. Works different from each other but which have in common the magnificent performances of their respective protagonists, artists capable of representing in an absolutely personal way the strength and fragility that this profession entails. Enjoy the reading.
Five streaming films that tell the difficulty of being an actress
- Eve versus Eve
- Sunset avenue
- The night of the premiere
- Mulholland Drive
- Sils Maria
Eve vs Eve (1950)
We could only begin with the eternal Bette Davis in the masterpiece of Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Eve versus Eve he stages the psychology behind the mask of the great actress with crystalline precision, truthfully portraying her personal insecurities. A drama still today of enormous emotional impact, supported with an incredible proof by Davis and cemented to perfection by an equally valid supporting cast. Eva Versus Eva is a timeless classic, awarded with the Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director. Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Apple Itunes, Amazon Prime Video.
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Billy Wilder he told with merciless clarity the story of Norma Desmond, the silent diva forgotten when cinema discovered sound. Sunset avenue it is tinged with black for the representation of a devastated yet very human psychology, complex in its delirium. A disturbing and at the same time poetic portrait of an actress who dominated the scene before being cast aside. A masterpiece like no other, perfectly interpreted by Gloria Swanson e William Holden. Eternal and painful, as only perfect cinema can be. Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes, Amazon Prime Video.
The Night of the Premiere (1977)
The very personal and timeless art of John Cassavetes and his muse Gena Rowlands to stage the psychological travail of an actress obsessed with the tragedy of a fan who died in an accident. A meticulous portrait of the fragility that being an actress entails, rendered with absolute mastery by Rowlands. The night of the premiere gave its protagonist the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, recognition of a vibrant and contained performance at the same time. Only the two of them could make this film: there will never be anyone else like Cassavetes and Rowlands. Available on Amazon Prime Video.
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Probably the most enigmatic and fascinating film in the history of contemporary cinema. A delusional visual and psychological puzzle, able to ensnare the viewer in an unprecedented cinematic vortex. With Mulholland Drive David Lynch has achieved the summa of his a-narrative cinema, catapulting Naomi Watts in the Olympus of the great modern interpreters. The sequence of the audition in which the actress recites the same fiction as acting is pure anthology. Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Apple Itunes, TIMVision.
Sils Maria (2014)
Remarkable representation of the work of the actress depicted through the relationship with her personal assistant. A Juliette Binoche never so contained but equally effective it works in subtraction and allows the co-protagonist Kristen Stewart to give fans the best proof of his career. Sils Maria of Olivier Assayas sketches private and modest portraits, using natural scenarios as a metaphorical extension of the characters’ soul. Excellent cinema of introspection, to be enjoyed in peace. Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes.
Which of our designated acting tests is your favorite? We must admit that, although Bette Davis and Gloria Swanson have entered the legend with their performances, probably Gena Rowlands has that extra bit of humanity that makes her closest to our taste. Please let us know if we have forgotten any titles or names that can fit into this category.