The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present
Les Anges Du Péché
In Bresson’s first feature, co-written by celebrated dramatist Jean Giraudoux and French Resistance fighter and Dominican priest Raymond Léopold Bruckberger, a rich young woman, convinced of her religious vocation, finds her faith tested and her theology bewildered by a wild child of the streets. In this complex Vichy-era feature, Bresson pursues a characteristically paradoxical movement between liberation and imprisonment. Shot unofficially, and out-of-hours on Paris’ night-time streets, it can now be seen as an early statement of the themes distilled in Diary of a Country Priest.
Also screening on Wed 8 March
Une Femme Douce (1969) –Wed 1 Mar, 7pm
Mouchette (1967) – Wed 1 Mar, 8.45pm
Les Anges du Peche (1943) – Wed 8 Mar, 7pm
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) – Wed 8 Mar, 8.45pm
Pickpocket (1959) – Wed 15 Mar, 7pm
Diary of a Country Priest (1951) – Wed 15 Mar, 8.30pm
Although Robert Bresson (1901–99) made only 13 features over 40 years, there is perhaps no other body of work in cinema history more marked by a director’s personality, sensibility or style...
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