Adaptation · Crime · Criterion Collection · France · Violence

#886 L’argent (1983)

Robert Bresson, The Sublime Minimalist Part 13 #886 L’argent 1983 // France // Robert Bresson Criterion Collection (LINK) Exchange of Sin and Absence of Redemption If I have to pick the most idiosyncratic director of all time, I would definitely vote for Monsieur Bresson, who single handedly revolutionized the philosophy of cinema and championed the art… Continue reading #886 L’argent (1983)

Crime · Criterion Collection · Drama · France

#314 Pickpocket (1959)

Robert Bresson, The Sublime Minimalist Part 5 #314 Pickpocket 1959 // France // Robert Bresson Criterion Collection (LINK) Bresson’s Sleight of Hand Bresson’s fifth feature Pickpocket opens with a statement asserting the nature of the film and proclaiming a non-thriller itself, probably too self-concern for a master to insert such a preface, but indeed for anyone expecting a… Continue reading #314 Pickpocket (1959)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · France · Religion

#222 Diary of a Country Priest (1951)

Robert Bresson, The Sublime Minimalist Part 3 #222 Diary of a Country Priest 1951 // France // Robert Bresson Criterion Collection (LINK)   All is Grace Diary of a Country Priest is the landmark film that signifies a turning point in Bresson’s aesthetic while itself being Bresson’s first true great work. All the melodramatic flair… Continue reading #222 Diary of a Country Priest (1951)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Film Noir · France

#183 Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)

Robert Bresson, The Sublime Minimalist Part 2 #183 Les dames du Bois de Boulogne 1945 // France // Robert Bresson Criterion Collection (LINK) Ladies of the Lake, or in French Les dames du Bois de Boulogne, is by far my least favorite Bresson film. The biggest problem is, in my opinion, the absurdity of the plot instead… Continue reading #183 Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)

Drama · France · History

Lancelot of the Lake (1974)

Robert Bresson, The Sublime Minimalist Part 11 Lancelot of the Lake 1974 // France // Robert Bresson   Bresson’s attempt to achieve a perfection in the art of cinematography, in contrast to the condemning “cinema”, is idiosyncratic and honorable. It is Bresson’s Holy Gail and, unlike Lancelot and the knights of the Round Table, he succeeds eventually… Continue reading Lancelot of the Lake (1974)