SERIE LES MAITRES DU CINEMA goes on tour!
We open the tour with two wonderful films by the French master of dramatic realism, ROBERT BRESSON.
LES DAMES DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE (LADIES OF THE PARK)
Robert Bresson | 1945 | 90 min
With Paul Bernard, María Casares and Elina Labourdette.
A high society lady (Maria Casares), scorned by the end of her relationship, plots a bitter revenge on her aristocratic ex-lover Jean (Paul Bernard).
She decides to destroy his reputation by initiating a scandalous affair between him and a cabaret dancer working as a prostitute.
Based upon Didier Diderot’s renowned 18th century novel Jacques le Fataliste, Les dames du Bois de Boulogne was the second film directed by Robert Bresson.
A classic high-society melodrama, with dialogues written by the great French poet, writer and film director Jean Cocteau.
“Unforgettable for its fire-and-ice evocations of tragedy in an unlikely setting.” – Chicago Reader
8 januari, Uitkjk Amsterdam
14 januari, Filmschuur Haarlem
21 januari, Filmhuis Lumen Delft
AU HASARD BALTHAZAR
Robert Bresson | 1966 | 98 min
With Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green and François Lafarge.
Shy farm girl Marie (Anne Wiazemsky) becomes the owner of a donkey and names him Balthazar. Their simple lives start peacefully but change dramatically as they both grow up and experience increasing hardness and suffering.
The same dramatic fate seems to join them even after the two are separated and follow different paths.
Marie searches for some affection while the donkey is bought and sold by different owners and silently witnesses the lives of the people he encounters.
A spiritual meditation on human cruelty and injustice through the innocent eyes of a donkey and a young girl.
One of Robert Bresson’s greatest masterpieces, awarded with the gran jury prize at the 1966 Venice Film Festival.
“Heart-breaking and magnificent. The supreme masterpiece by one of the greatest of 20th-century filmmakers.” – The Village Voice
22 januari, Uitkjk Amsterdam
28 januari, Filmschuur Haarlem
4 februari, Filmhuis Lumen Delft
Serie les Maîtres du Cinema
A celebration of French cinema through the masterpieces of its most renowned directors.
Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Uitkijk Cinema.
All films are screened in 35mm, with English subtitles.
Presented in collaboration with Maison Descartes Institut Francais.