Pickpocket

M
Robert Bresson, 75 mins, France, 1959, 35mm, B&W, French. Courtesy: L'Institut Français.

Pickpocket
Pickpocket

Bresson's massively influential tale (inspired by Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment) of a pickpocket (the intense Martin La Salle) who finds hard-won redemption through love is a startlingly pure and austere religious allegory.

LĂ©once-Henry Burel's cinematography focuses with mesmeric intensity on the ballet-like play of nimble hands and stoic faces, creating a work of great emotional and cinematic impact: "With theft I entered by the back door into the kingdom of morality" (Bresson).

With Pierre Etaix.


Dates  

Wed 18 Apr 2012, 7pm

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