ROBERT BRESSON 1901 – 1999, Fr."Bresson is perhaps the only man in the cinema to have achieved the perfect fusion of the finished work with a concept theoretically formulated beforehand. I know of no other artist as consistent as he is in this respect. His guiding principle was the elimination of what is known as expressiveness, in the sense that he wanted to do away with the frontier between the image and actual life; that is, to render life itself graphic and expressive. No special feeding in of material, nothing laboured, nothing that smacks of deliberate generalisation."
- Andrei Tarkovsky
"My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water."
- Robert BressonFILMOGRAPHY
1943 Les Anges du péché (Angels of the Streets)
1945 Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne)
1951 Journal d'un curé de campagne (Diary of a Country Priest)
1956 Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (A Man Escaped)
1962 Procès de Jeanne d'Arc (The Trial of Joan of Arc)
1966 Au hasard Balthazar (Balthazar)
1969 Une femme douce (A Gentle Woman)
1971 Quatre nuits d'un rêveur (Four Nights of a Dreamer)
1974 Lancelot du Lac (Lancelot of the Lake)
1977 Le diable probablement (The Devil Probably)
1983 L'argent (Money)Recommended First Watch: A Man Escaped