Criterion Collection · Drama · France · History

The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

Robert Bresson, The Sublime Minimalist Part 6 The Trial of Joan of Arc 1962 // France // Robert Bresson The Passion of Minimalism Considered retrospectively as the most overlooked and underrated films by Robert Bresson amidst his 13-feature oeuvre, The Trial of Joan of Arc is also his shortest, and perhaps the most formalistic work. The… Continue reading The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · France

#363 Mouchette (1967)

Robert Bresson, The Sublime Minimalist Part 8 #363 Mouchette 1967 // France // Robert Bresson Criterion Collection (LINK) Death in Salvation Watching Mouchette and Au hasard Balthazar (1966) back to back with a sheer 15 minutes break in-between, as arranged by my local film house, is both an ethereal and devastating experience in the sense of witnessing… Continue reading #363 Mouchette (1967)

Criterion Collection · Drama · France · Religion

#297 Au hasard Balthazar (1966)

Robert Bresson, The Sublime Minimalist Part 8 #297 Au hasard Balthazar 1966 // France // Robert Bresson Criterion Collection (LINK) The Faith of Suffering Recently I rewatched Au hasard Balthazar the third time, it is a restored version screened in theater instead of the old decent Criterion DVD I have owned for couple of years. Should I use… Continue reading #297 Au hasard Balthazar (1966)

Adaptation · Drama · France · Romance

Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)

Robert Bresson, The Sublime Minimalist Part 10 Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)   Four Nights of a Dreamer (French: Quatre nuits d’un rêveur) is based on the short story “White Night” written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, it’s the second Dostoyevsky’s work adapted by Robert Bresson since his preceding film A Gentle Woman (1969). The same short story… Continue reading Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)