In Focus: Robert Bresson

March 8–22, 2017

Film scholar Jeffrey Skoller offers insights into three of Bresson's films in this lecture/screening series.

  • A Man Escaped

  • Mouchette

  • The Devil, Probably

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Past Films

  • The Devil, Probably

    • Wednesday, March 22 3:10 PM
    Robert Bresson
    France, 1977

    In this portrait of a young Parisian whose personal crisis mirrors the ecological, political, and social disasters of his time, Bresson’s morally probing compassion meets the cynicism of the 1970s.

    Lecture by Jeffrey Skoller

  • Mouchette

    • Wednesday, March 15 3:10 PM
    Robert Bresson
    France, 1967

    Bresson’s portrayal of the life and death of a despised country girl is gritty yet lyrical and ultimately sublime. “In Mouchette, the world itself is a mystical stage” (J. Hoberman).

    Lecture by Jeffrey Skoller

  • A Man Escaped

    • Wednesday, March 8 3:10 PM
    Robert Bresson
    France, 1956

    From the true account of a Resistance leader who escaped from a Nazi prison just before he was to be executed, Bresson created a film where the drama is all internal. “Essential viewing” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).

    Lecture by Jeffrey Skoller