Film - Feature | March 12 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Maria Casarès, Elena Labourdette, Lucienne Bogaert, Paul Bernard,
Bressons 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 Cocteaus dialogue, that Bresson takes his first steps in the abstraction necessary to create a drama of loves 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