Au hasard Balthazar (Balthazar) | Robert Bresson | France, 1966

Film - Feature | March 24 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Anne Wiazemsky, François Lafarge, Walter Green, Philippe Asselin,

Inspired in part by the donkey anecdote in Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, Bresson cast Balthazar the donkey as the central character. Passed from one owner to the next, Balthazar is both witness to and victim of their stories, their suffering, their violence. His life and death are as mysterious, if not meaningless, as any of theirs.

- Judy Bloch

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