Erica Berg


Christine. 1403.











'Christine. 1403' is set in the midst of the 100 Years' War and is inspired by the allegorical writings of Christine de Pizan, Europe's first professional female writer.

On a journey to bury her husband, Christine is drawn forth by the echoing voice of Lady Earth. Once at the graveside,
overwhelmed as the mourners stitch up her husband in his shroud, Christine meets Lady Earth in her mind, who gives odd comfort in saying she is not alone in having lost love through war.

A cry for peace from the 1400's, the film is visually stark, incorporating rich color and striking performances.