• Director

    Robert Bresson

  • With

    Anne Wiazemsky, François Lafarge, Philippe Asselin

  • France-Italy 1966. 95min

  • Digital 4K

  • Certificate

    12A

  • English subtitles

The journey depicted in Bresson’s heartrendingly beautiful film is undertaken by a donkey, passing from owner to owner in rural southern France as he suffers and bears mute witness to the cruel follies of humanity. Sentimentality is avoided throughout, yet the restraint of the performances and camerawork and the terse, clipped narrative combine to produce a parable of massive emotional force.

The screening of Au hasard Balthazar on Wednesday 31 July 18:10 will include an introduction.