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Bresson, Robert

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Pickpocket by Robert Bresson( Visual )

107 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel, an insignificant man who drifts into crime, is arrested and imprisoned. Upon release, he abandons an attempt at reform when a master pickpocket teaches him his art
Notes on cinematography by Robert Bresson( Book )

82 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A key influence on the French New Wave and the director of such iconic works as Pickpocket and A Man Escaped, Robert Bresson is one of the central figures of French cinema. Notes on the Cinematograph is not only his definitive treatise on film--its inherent peculiarity and potential--but an ascetic meditation on how art transcends, and is transformed by, the senses. Bresson upends inherited truths with empirical ones, calling for film to divest itself of the trappings of theater in order to come into its own as an art form. While theater is capable of simulation, film can capture immanent being. Therefore, he argues, the two forms are innately at odds: "No marriage of theater and cinematography without both being exterminated." To this end, Bresson rechristens his actors "models" and conducts them through grueling shoots where they repeat their lines and movements until he deems them vacant of actorly intention and charged, instead, with inscrutability: "A model. Enclosed in his mysterious appearance. He has brought home to him all of him that was outside. He is there, behind that forehead, those cheeks.""--
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped by Robert Bresson( Visual )

97 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the simplest of concepts and sparest of techniques, Robert Bresson made one of the most suspenseful jailbreak films of all time in A Man Escaped. Based on the account of an imprisoned French Resistance leader, this unbelievably taut and methodical marvel follows the fictional Fontaine's single-minded pursuit of freedom, detailing the planning and execution of his escape with gripping precision. But Bresson's film is not merely about process-it's also a work of intense spirituality and humanity"--Container
Au hasard Balthazar = Balthazar by Robert Bresson( Visual )

81 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of man. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly."--Container
Journal d'un curé de campagne by Robert Bresson( Visual )

99 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A lonely young priest fails to make much impression in his first parish; and, falling ill, he dies alone." Based on the novel by Georges Bernanos. In French, with English sub-titles and English voice-over
Mouchette by Robert Bresson( Visual )

91 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inexorable, brutal and punishing, Mouchette is the work of a world-class filmmaker in his prime, and was nominated for the Palme d'Or, and the winner of both the OCIC Award at 1967 Cannes Film Festival and the Pasinetti Award for Best Film at the 1967 Venice Film Festival"--Container
Money by Robert Bresson( Visual )

88 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single forged banknote changes hands as a schoolboy prank and follows a remorseless path (the chain reaction of Tolstoy's novella) which culminates in murder. Bresson ignores sociological and psychological explanation in austerely charting the paradoxical path of crime and punishment which leads the murderer towards redemption
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne = The ladies of the Bois de Boulogne by Robert Bresson( Visual )

58 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique love story, based on a novelette by Denis Diderot and with dialogue written by Jean Cocteau, follows the maneuverings of a society lady as she connives to initiate a scandalous affair between her aristocratic ex-lover and a prostitute. With his second feature film, director Robert Bresson was already forging his singularly brilliant filmmaking technique as he created a moving study of the power of revenge and the strength of true love. The Criterion Collection is proud to present Robert Bresson's Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne."--Website
Lancelot du Lac by Robert Bresson( Visual )

46 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This telling of the Athurian legend is stripped of the aura of romance & an atmosphere of inevitability & foreboding pervades a world in which God is absent
Le diable probablement = The devil, probably by Robert Bresson( Visual )

39 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story follows the last days of a young man living in Paris. He wants more from life than the glib, superficial truths and material things that are on offer to him. He reaches out to his family and friends and psychiatrist to provide him with the great answers in life. But his spiritual deliverance remains beyond his grasp until he reaches a bizarre arrangement with a fellow dropout
The trial of Joan of Arc by Robert Bresson( Visual )

51 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes Joan of Arc's imprisonment, interrogation, trial and execution. Based on historical records of the actual trial
What is cinema?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Workman is best known for creating unforgettable Oscar montage sequences and for his award-winning documentaries. Here he demonstrates his command of cinematic language, creating a visual essay out of clips from films that pushed the boundaries of the art form and gave us ideas of what the future might hold
Une Femme douce( Visual )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in French and Multiple languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the teenage wife of a pawnbroker suddenly and inexplicably commits suicide, her distraught husband tries to understand why. As the story unfolds in flashbacks, a pattern of miscommunication and abuse is revealed
Procès de Jeanne d'Arc; film by Robert Bresson( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in French and Spanish and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le scénario du film, qui montre les minutes du procès de Jeanne d'Arc
L'Inter-essere del frammento Il diavolo probabilmentee ... di Robert Bresson by Loretta Guerrini( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il diario di un curato di campagna( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un giovane parroco frequenta un castello il cui padrone, un conte, inganna la moglie con grande pena del figlio. Il prete si attira l'ostilità di entrambi. Malato di cancro, va a morire in casa di un prete spretato. (Mymovies)
La política de los autores : entrevistas( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les anges du peche = Angels of sin by Robert Bresson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rich young Anne-Marie thinks she has found her vocation when she joins a Dominican convent as a novice. The convent specialises in rehabilitating female prisoners, and Anne-Marie becomes especially fascinated with Therese, trying to get her to join the convent to redeem her for her sins - but Therese protests her innocence. However, when released, Therese shoots the man who committed the crime for which she was imprisoned, then joins the convent, where she is reluctant to tell anyone her secret, least of all Anne-Marie. Meanwhile, outside the convent, a police search is widening"--IMDB
Der Prozess der Jeanne d'Arc( Visual )

6 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in French and German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les dames du Bois de Boulogne by Robert Bresson( Book )

8 editions published between 1945 and 2003 in French and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.03 for Robert Bre ... to 0.95 for Il diario ...)

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Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped
Alternative Names
Bresson, Robert 1901-1999

Bresson, Robert 1907-1999

Rober Breson

Robert Bresson cineasta

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Robert Bresson Frans filmregisseur

Robert Bresson Französischer Filmregisseur

Robert Bresson French film director

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Robertus Bresson

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Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escapedAu hasard Balthazar = BalthazarLes dames du Bois de Boulogne = The ladies of the Bois de BoulogneLe diable probablement = The devil, probablyUne Femme douceLa política de los autores : entrevistasRobert Bresson : a spiritual style in film