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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Robert Bresson (1901–1999), French film director.


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Bresson +‎ -ian


  • Reichardt's realism and, perhaps grandiose, a Bressonian dedication to ideals that invests

    Baltimore City Paper

  • No gratuitous reaction shots or musical cues interrupt to tell us what to think or how to feel; the prudent use of close-ups is almost Bressonian in its economy and control. ...

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • This is not a Bressonian exercise, though; they truly inhabit their characters.

    GreenCine Daily

  • "This half-mad cine-Icarus risks a perilous Bressonian ideal: 'The greater the success, the closer it verges on failure.'"

    GreenCine Daily

  • Both playful and serious, it's a wholly original riff on Bressonian and Ozuesque notions of cine-purity, and very much a film that adheres to its own chivalric code.

    GreenCine Daily

  • Vue Weekly: There's this quality to Michelle Williams in Wendy and Lucy I hadn't seen before, a severity, a containment that builds to this transcendent, almost Bressonian level of release when we finally get to see her smile.

    Vue Weekly

  • He's never tried to ape Bressonian simplicity (which is pretty much the opposite of '70s exploitation shlock, which is where he lives), and he could never replicate it if he tried so why bring it up?

    Hollywood Elsewhere

  • "[T] he director stares at his protagonists with such austere, Bressonian intensity it starts to feel impolite after a while," writes

    GreenCine Daily

  • After a series of masterful tableaux depicting his leads 'daily lives on and around the farm, Dumont heads to war, recycling images and gestures from but in the director's awkwardly Bressonian mien.

    GreenCine Daily

  • Joan's strength, meanwhile, comes through in simple yet powerful Bressonian touches: a stunning high angle opening shot of Joan's robed legs striding down a hallway toward the courtroom (later echoed in her final march toward the stake), and in her defiant glares back at enemies peering through a chink in the wall of her cell.

    The L Magazine - New York City's Local Event and Arts & Culture Guide


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