FOUR NIGHTS OF A DREAMER (Robert Bresson, 1971)

Based on the same novella that Luchino Visconti filmed using Dostoievski’s title, White Nights (1957), Robert Bresson’s Quatre nuits d’un rêveur is a stunning comedy that (nearly) begins with a diverted suicide rather than ending or book-ending with a suicide (Mouchette, 1966; Une femme douce, 1969).      In contemporary Paris, Jacques meets Marthe as she contemplates […]