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The criterion treatment is very good indeed although I have yet to sample the commentary.
Bresson's use of spare and minimal camera work serves a greater purpose than to merely provide a signature style.
Bresson depicts the utter malice than can lay behind a rural community to the abject meanness of poverty.
Robert Bresson's 1967 masterpiece Mouchette is the second of two adaptations he made of novels by the French Catholic and staunch monarchist writer Georges Bernanos. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Film Buff
Naturally this is a brilliant film. If you can't see it on the screen, this is a pretty close second. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Karl P.
Robert Bresson's adaptation of Georges Bernanos novel, `Mouchette', is a film that will quietly sneak up on you, mostly because of the brilliant performance by the young lead,... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Andrew Ellington
The reason the film does succeed, and rises to greatness, rests primarily on the shoulders of the lead actress, Nadine Nortier, who, despite little dialogue, conveys great depths... Read morePublished on September 1, 2010 by Cosmoetica
Robert Bresson distills the superficial portrait of the archetypal gamin in order to derive the indelibly bleak and caustic cinematic image of Mouchette. Read morePublished on January 6, 2010 by Le_Samourai
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After seeing and loving A Man Escaped I got really excited about Bresson but two films later (Pickpocket and this one) I'm not convinced that the first... Read more
Mouchette is on TIME magazine's best 100 films and it is one of only 13 films by Robert Bresson, French film director with a style that is easily identifiable. Read morePublished on December 29, 2009 by RIZZO _*.*_
I love Bresson's films! Let's get that out of the way please.
I appreciate his vague sentimentality that he projects in his work. Read more
Based on a novel by George Bernanos, "Mouchette" is a sad, deceptively simple tale of a peasant girl whose misfortunes multiply and eventually lead her to an especially grim fate. Read morePublished on June 28, 2007 by John Farr