i have been meaning post on "the lover" by marguerite duras for awhile now. i don't have much time now, so i will post more on this later, but for now... here are some stills from the film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
"I am worn out with desire for Helene Lagonelle.
I am worn out with desire.
I want to take Helene Lagonelle with me to where every evening, my eyes shut, I have imparted to me the pleasure that makes you cry out. I'd like to give Helene Lagonelle to the man who does that to me, so he may do it in turn to her. I want it to happen in my presence, I want her to do it as I wish, I want her to give herself where I give myself. It's via Helene Lagonelle's body, through it, that the ultimate pleasure would pass from him to me.
A pleasure unto death."
-Marguerite Duras, "The Lover"