Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

Unclassified 18+
Robert Bresson, 90 mins, France, 1945, 35mm, B&W, French. Courtesy: L'Institut Français.

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

A woman (MarĂ­a Casares) revenges herself on her bored lover by arranging for him to marry a prostitute.

This transposition of Denis Diderot's story to contemporary Paris creates a provocative and dynamic tension between the often poetic, epigrammatic and melodramatic dialogue by Jean Cocteau and director Bresson's stark, natural and burgeoning austerity.

A "fascinating turning point" (David Thomson) in Bresson's career, it is luminously shot by Philippe Agostini.


Wed 25 Apr 2012, 8.35pm

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