Part of the BAMcinématek series Bresson
Tue, May 1, 2012 at 6:50, 9:15pm
Directed by Robert Bresson
With Luc Simon
(1974) 85min, 35mm
Bresson’s abstract rendering of the Arthurian legend—the tale of the famed knight’s quest for the Grail and his love affair with Guinevere—approaches the realm of pure cinema: a hypnotic study in the movement of bodies, the clinking of armor, the rhythm of galloping horses, and the spurting of blood. “Stunningly beautiful, mesmerizing, exhausting, uplifting, amazing—all the things you could possibly expect from a masterpiece” (Geoff Brown, Time Out London).