Bresson on Cinema

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"Cinema’s great ascetic, Robert Bresson, searched for the soul in the modern world. To mark the NYRB’s publication of Bresson on Bresson: Interviews, 1943-1983 (newly translated from the acclaimed French edition) and Bresson’s beloved aphoristic treatise on the art of film, Notes on the Cinematograph, this series will present a selection of Bresson’s films alongside favorite films that embody his radical sensibility.

"Though his films are often discussed in terms of their sui generis style—an aesthetic that favored non-professional actors, intricate sound design, and tableaux-like compositions—this series reveals an artist in dialogue with cinema history, illuminating our understanding of this most elusive and divinely inspired of filmmakers." —BAM