Recently I bought the book 'Film History - An Introduction' and yesterday I read the chapter discussing the history of French Impressionism and its techniques. So it lead me to search for French Impressionist films, resulting in finding 'The Smiling Madame Beudet' on YouTube.
Although I was not completely drawn into the story, I was intrigued by the techniques used to present characterisation. Mainly the editing which gave a delusional effect of Mr Beudet from the viewpoint of Mrs Beudet, showing her mental state along with the cinematography which was most effective when showing the close ups of Mr Beudet to disgust the audience. Therefore we experience the same feelings that Mrs Beudet has for Mr Beudet.
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not".