Robert Bresson
Date of Birth
Sep 25, 1901
Birth Place:
Bromont-Lamothe, Puy-de-Dôme, France

Biography

Often described as a "painter" of films, French director Robert Bresson was one of cinema's greatest anomalies. He directed only 13 films over the course of 40 years, but these films were in a category all their own, minimalist works that tended towards radical (and sometimes controversial) reinterpretations of such classical sources as Diderot, Dostoyevsky, and Tolstoy. An expert manipulator of...