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
Model and Soul: The uncompromising cinema of Robert Bresson
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
About the program
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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