Nadine Nortier in Mouchette (1967)
Nadine Nortier in Mouchette (1967)
Mouchette (1967)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present


Robert Bresson | France | 1967 | M

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Wed 1 Mar 2023

Bresson’s achingly moving and extensively detailed account of the last day in the life of a loveless, abused and humiliated 14-year-old peasant girl (the extraordinary Nadine Nortier, in her only screen appearance). A malaise of distilled passion and wasted youth, this rigorous and often ruthless dissection of social mores has been a massive influence on the work of the Dardenne brothers, Maurice Pialat and many others. Adapted from the novel by Georges Bernanos (Diary of a Country Priest) and starkly shot by the great Ghislain Cloquet.

Format: DCP
Language: French with English subtitles
Source: Tamasa
Runtime: 82 mins

Event duration

82 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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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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