Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne) | Robert Bresson | France, 1945

Film - Feature | March 12 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Maria Casarès, Elena Labourdette, Lucienne Bogaert, Paul Bernard,

Bresson’s most accessible work (on the surface) updates an episode in an eighteenth-century novel by Diderot to a contemporary Paris setting. It is in contemporizing the story, and in Jean Cocteau’s dialogue, that Bresson takes his first steps in the abstraction necessary to create a drama of love’s triumph. What some have called his “distanced” approach is, rather, a distillation of passions otherwise inexpressible.

- Judy Bloch

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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