Dir: Robert Bresson
Cast: Christian Patey, Sylvie Van den Elsen, Michel Briguet
85mins   1983   France | Switzerland   PG   French    Subtitled   

This film is being screened as part of a double bill with Pickpocket with an introduction by Alex Leith

A forged 500-franc note is passed from person to person until carelessness leads to tragedy.

In this single-minded film, the banknote serves as a Hitchcockian ‘MacGuffin’, a prop that Bresson uses to explore evil’s real source: base human desires and their expression through free will.

'[Employing] a typically sparse, unadorned visual style, [Bresson] creates a bleakly moving vision of humanity' - Paul Howlett, Guardian


Thu 16 June