Lancelot du Lac

Robert Bresson
FRA 1974
83 min

Robert Bresson’s dream project, a film he wanted to make for more than 20 years, LANCELOT DU LAC marked a new distillation in the master’s vision and style. The director predictably ignores the pageantry, magic and romance of the quest for the Holy Grail, concentrating instead on the demise of the chivalric codes and on the canonic knights’ spiritual anguish as they return “without the Grail, which is to say the absolute, God” (Bresson). The famous jousting sequence is “one of the most exciting action sequences in the history of cinema” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).

  • Luc Simon - Lancelot du Lac
  • Laura Duke Condominas - Queen
  • Humbert Balsan - Gauvain
  • Vladimir Antolek-Oresek - King
  • Patrick Bernard - Mordred
  • Arthur De Montalembert - Lionel
  • Robert Bresson
  • Pasqualino De Santis
  • Bernard Bats
  • Germaine Lamy
  • Philippe Sarde
  • Pierre Charbonnier
  • Grès
  • Jean Boulet
Mara Films, Laser Productions, O.R.T.F., Gerico Sound


35 mm
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