Near to Here: Le Proces De Jeanne D’Arc (1962, Robert Bresson)

“There are a million places to put the camera, but there is really only one.”- Ernst Lubitsch Robert Bresson’s Le Proces De Jeanne D’Arc is a film about two things; the distance between and overlapping of separate worlds, and the reconstruction of a young woman freed from myth. What’s remarkable is the clarity of these … Continue reading Near to Here: Le Proces De Jeanne D’Arc (1962, Robert Bresson)

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Les Dames Du Bois De Boulogne (1945, Robert Bresson)

If this is not where Bresson becomes the Bresson we recognise, stereotype and speak of the power of in hushed whispers, this is nonetheless where Bresson becomes a master. He is a melodramatist still at this point, supported by the timeless, literary dialogue of Jean Cocteau, but he is a melodramatist of pure grace and … Continue reading Les Dames Du Bois De Boulogne (1945, Robert Bresson)