19. Mouchette – Robert Bresson (1967)

First Viewing.

The master of cinematic realism, Robert Bresson, gives us a sparse and poetic film about a young girl in a painful, desolate world. It’s an uncomfortable watch, for sure, it has the rape of a minor, animal torture, child abuse and so on. It may be great, but it’s not enjoyable. It’s hard to even articulate a movie like this into a few sentences such is the depth, beauty and depravity that encompasses the work. However, in the spirit of Bresson, I’ll strip this review down to the bare minimum, to a singular word; difficult.

Marks out of ten – Eight

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