Lettres Grandes - From Poul Éluard to Gala read by Clémence Poésy / by Audrey Kupen

Clémence Poésy reads a love letter written by poet Paul Éluard, to his first wife Gala, on Friday May 15, 1936, several years after she had left him for Salvador Dalí.

Clémence Poésy reads a love letter written by poet Paul Éluard, to his first wife Gala, on Friday May 15, 1936, several years after she had left him for Salvador Dalí.

My dearest little Gala,

Today, very unexpectedly, I feel well physically but I miss you in the most intolerable way. An invincible melancholia. I wanted to lean on your shoulder, to see you, to be with you. 

You are fortunate never to feel too nostalgic of your past. It's absolutely dreadful. And I am so calm. I have no desire to linger around or even yell. 

I am sorry to be telling you this. We could never have lived any differently. I am flawed, childishly complicated, nervous and so on. 

But you must not forget me. Never, ever. Life matters so little to me.

I love you and would kiss you everywhere.

Paul

Directed by Elsa Klughertz. Letter by Poul Éluard to Gala read by Clémence Poésy