May 28, 2008

NOT DESPAIRING:

At the Movies (Michael Wood, 06/05/08, London Review of Books)

[Robert] Bresson was born in 1901 and died in 1999; he made his last movie, L’Argent, in 1983. Artificial Eye has now released three of his films on DVD: what probably remains his best-known work, Un condamné à mort s’est échappé, literally ‘A man sentenced to death has escaped,’ and two late films, Lancelot du Lac (1974) and Le Diable, probablement (1977). None of these films has the intensity or the authority of the extraordinary Pickpocket (1959), but they are all recognisably made by the same director.

We particularly like A Man Escaped and Diary of a Country Priest. I didn't get Balthazar.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 28, 2008 8:16 PM
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