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Avec l'Auteur : Olivier Bodart Online Event (in French) Alliance Française de Chicago
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The Art of Losing by Alice Zeniter ONLINE EVENT Albertine Bookshop 972 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10075
May 11
Workshop
The Art of Losing by Alice Zeniter ONLINE EVENT Albertine Bookshop 972 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10075

Robert Bresson: Transcendence and Austerity

Photo by Jaakko Tervasmäki/Courtesy of NYRB Classics

Often heralded as one of France's most influential directors, Robert Bresson directed some of the most philosophical and enigmatic movies in French cinema. Known for his use of nonprofessional actors and classic techniques of film, Bresson's films explored the complexities and contradictions of life. His films sought to shed light upon some of the issues facing humanity and sought to offer a critical view of society at large.

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Au Hasard Balthazar
November 4, 2018
Following the life of a mistreated donkey passed from owner to owner, Bresson's 1966 film is considered one of greatest of all time for its depiction of the acceptance of an uncontrollable life.


A Man Escaped
November 11, 2018

Inspired by his personal experiences as prisoner of war, this film tells the story of a French Resistance fighter's attempt to escape from German captivity. 


L'argent
November 18, 2018
Winner of the Director's Prize at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival, Bresson's final film examines the role of money and its ability to distort and corrupt the soul. 


Pickpocket
November 25, 2018

After his release from jail, a young man resorts to pickpocketing as a means of survival. A careful examination of desire and love, Pickpocket is one of Bresson's most heralded films. 

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