Au hasard Balthazar

1966, 95m, 35mm, France/Sweden

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Screened April 20–26, 2018

Bresson’s seminal film, lensed by master cinematographer Ghislain Cloquet, follows the fate of the donkey Balthazar, who is shown compassion only by his first owner; the latter, beautifully played by a teenaged Wiazemsky in her film debut, likewise grows up to experience the world’s paucity of human kindness. Revered by filmmakers including Louis Malle, Michael Haneke—and Jean-Luc Godard, who after seeing it cast Wiazemsky in La Chinoise.

In French with English subtitles

A film by Robert Bresson