Robert Bresson

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Birth Name: Robert Bresson
Born: 09/25/1901
Birth Place: France
Death Place: Paris, FR
Died: 12/18/1999

Bresson made a stunning feature debut with "Les Anges du peche" (1943), scripted by him and with dialogue by Jean Giraudoux. A melodramatic tale of a convent novice who sacrifices her life to save the soul of a murderer, it nevertheless defined the thematic territory of grace and redemption which Bresson would continue to explore. Like "Les Anges", "Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne" (1945) featured dramatic cinematography, atmospheric music and professional actors--all elements which Bresson would later shun in his quest to forge a purer cinematic art.

Bresson's next three films marked the development of his own personal, mature style. "Diary of a Country Priest" (1950) is an account, adapted... Continue Bio >>

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