Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 11:30 AM;
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 7 PM;
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 9 PM.

“Robert Bresson’s ravishing second feature relocates a self-contained anecdote from Diderot’s 18th-century Jacques le Fataliste in a modern setting, with dialogue by Cocteau, about a jealous woman (Maria Casares), ditched by her lover (Paul Bernard), who takes her revenge by tricking the man into marrying a prostitute (Elina Labourdette)…. (Bresson’s) visual style is more obviously striking here—slicker and more dramatically lit, with high- contrast photography and prowling camera movements— than it was to become later.” (Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader)

1945 Dir. Robert Bresson. 1.33:1 B&W 35mm 86 min. In French with English subtitles.

Print generously loaned by Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.