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Robert Bresson

Posted in 50 Directors Summary, Robert Bresson on December 9, 2009 by Kanpoj K.

Robert Bresson

He was born on 25 September 1901, Bromont-Lamothe, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France .  His early career as a painter before being a screenwriter for comedy films.  He made his first film Les affaires publiques (1934). Then he served the German army during World War II. After the war, he made Les anges du péché (1943). After his next film Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945). He changed his style and developed a new style. Which included flat, expressionless performances and often refereed to the minimalist style. His works became so personal that they only achieved small popularity. He hardly made more than one film every five years. He mostly found his financial support via his fans and critics who have highly appreciation of his works. He retired in the 1980s because his difficulty of finding the investment.

He famous films are

Un Condamné à mort s’est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (A Man Escaped) (1956)

Pickpocket (1959)

Le Procès de Jeanne d’Arc (Trial of Joan of Arc) (1962)

Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

Mouchette (1967)

Une Femme douce (A Gentle Creature) (1969)

Quatre nuits d’un rêveur (Four Nights of a Dreamer) (1971)

Lancelot du lac (Lancelot of the Lake) (1974)