Mouchette (1967)

ROBERT BRESSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1967.  Argos Films, Parc Film.  Screenplay by Robert Bresson, based on the novel by Georges Bernanos.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Anatole Dauman.  Music by Jean Wiener.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Odette Le Barbenchon.  Film Editing by Raymond Lamy.   Robert Bresson brings his simple-right-down-to-the-elements style to a tale of a…

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Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

ROBERT BRESSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Sweden, 1966.  Argos Films, Athos Films, Parc Film, Svensk Filmindustri, Svenska Filminstitutet.  Screenplay by Robert Bresson.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Mag Bodard.  Music by Jean Wiener.  Production Design by Pierre Charbonnier.  Film Editing by Raymond Lamy.   Life, as it turns out, is really something else when seen through the eyes of a donkey….

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Pickpocket (1959)

ROBERT BRESSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1959.  Compagnie Cinématographique de France.  Screenplay by Robert Bresson.  Cinematography by Leonce-Henri Burel.  Produced by Agnes Delahaie.  Production Design by Pierre Charbonnier.  Film Editing by Raymond Lamy.   Robert Bresson’s smoothly austere method is applied to this underwhelming but not forgettable miniature crime film. It tells of a young man who struggles to get…

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