Retro: Chantal Akerman


Robert Bresson
FRA 1967
81 min

Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feeling with <![CDATA[<i>]]>Mouchette<![CDATA[</i>]]>, one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film. Faced with a dying mother, an absent, alcoholic father, and a baby brother in need of care, the teenage Mouchette seeks solace in nature and daily routine, a respite from her economic and pubescent turmoil. An essential work of French filmmaking, Bresson’s hugely empathetic drama elevates its trapped protagonist into one of the cinema’s great tragic figures.

Parc Film, Argos Films
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