• Au hasard Bresson

    In 1966, German film critic Theodor Kotulla—who would go on to become one of the New German Cinema’s most uncompromising filmmakers—visited the set of Robert Bresson’s MOUCHETTE and created this half-hour documentary about the director. It won the 1967 German Film Award for best short documentary...

  • The Road to Bresson

    This 1984 documentary by Leo de Boer and Jurriën Rood is both a primer on Robert Bresson’s style and technique and an account of the pair’s attempt to interview the director during the press tour for his film L’ARGENT. It features interviews with filmmakers Louis Malle, Paul Schrader, Andrei Tark...

  • “Cinéastes de notre temps”: Robert Bresson

    In this 1965 episode of the French television series “Cinéastes de notre temps,” produced by André S. Labarthe, director Robert Bresson sits down for his first on-camera interview, conducted by François Weyergans, a young writer for “Cahiers du cinéma.”

  • A Man Escaped
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    A Man Escaped

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    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1956 • France
    Starring François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock

    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 impriso...

  • The Trial of Joan of Arc

    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1962 • France

    Fourteen years after Hollywood ran aground with its film of Joan of Arc (starring Ingrid Bergman), French filmmaker Robert Bresson turned his attention to the last part of Joan's life, and the result was a stark and beautifully compact retelling of the ...

  • L'argent
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    L'argent

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    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1983 • France, Switzerland
    Starring Christian Patey, Vincent Risterucci, Caroline Lang

    In his ruthlessly clear-eyed final film, French master Robert Bresson pushed his unique blend of spiritual rumination and formal rigor to a new level of astringency. Transposing a ...

  • Mouchette

    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1967 • France
    Starring Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Marie Cardinal

    Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feeling with MOUCHETTE, one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film. Faced with a dying mother, an absent, alcoholic fath...

  • Au hasard Balthazar
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    Au hasard Balthazar

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    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1966 • France
    Starring Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, François Lafarge

    A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, Robert Bresson’s AU HASARD BALTHAZAR follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some ...

  • Les dames du Bois de Boulogne

    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1945 • France
    Starring Paul Bernard, María Casares, Elina Labourdette

    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 b...

  • Pickpocket

    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1959 • France
    Starring Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Pierre Leymarie

    This incomparable story of crime and redemption from the French master Robert Bresson follows Michel, a young pickpocket who spends his days working the streets, subway cars, and train stations of P...

  • A Man Escaped

    6 videos

    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1956 • France
    Starring François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock

    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 impriso...

  • The Trial of Joan of Arc

    1 video

    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1962 • France

    Fourteen years after Hollywood ran aground with its film of Joan of Arc (starring Ingrid Bergman), French filmmaker Robert Bresson turned his attention to the last part of Joan's life, and the result was a stark and beautifully compact retelling of the ...

  • L'argent

    4 videos

    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1983 • France, Switzerland
    Starring Christian Patey, Vincent Risterucci, Caroline Lang

    In his ruthlessly clear-eyed final film, French master Robert Bresson pushed his unique blend of spiritual rumination and formal rigor to a new level of astringency. Transposing a ...

  • Mouchette

    4 videos

    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1967 • France
    Starring Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Marie Cardinal

    Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feeling with MOUCHETTE, one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film. Faced with a dying mother, an absent, alcoholic fath...

  • Au hasard Balthazar

    3 videos

    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1966 • France
    Starring Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, François Lafarge

    A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, Robert Bresson’s AU HASARD BALTHAZAR follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some ...

  • Les dames du Bois de Boulogne

    1 video

    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1945 • France
    Starring Paul Bernard, María Casares, Elina Labourdette

    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 b...

  • Pickpocket

    7 videos

    Directed by Robert Bresson • 1959 • France
    Starring Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Pierre Leymarie

    This incomparable story of crime and redemption from the French master Robert Bresson follows Michel, a young pickpocket who spends his days working the streets, subway cars, and train stations of P...

  • The Essence of Forms

    This 2010 documentary about director Robert Bresson features interviews with a variety of collaborators and admirers, including actor François Leterrier, director Bruno Dumont, cinematographers Pierre Lhomme and Emmanuel Machuel, and script supervisor Geneviève Cortier.

  • Donald Richie on AU HASARD BALTHAZAR

    Film scholar Donald Richie talks about why he considers himself a “Bressonian” in this interview, recorded in New York in November 2004.

  • Kassagi

    A sleight-of-hand artist and pickpocket consultant to director Robert Bresson, Kassagi shows off his skills in this footage from the show “La piste aux étoiles,” originally broadcast on French television in 1962.