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Special Events: Winter 2018
Au Hasard Balthazar

January 28 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

Robert Bresson cast eighteen-year-old Anne Wiazemsky (1947–2017) as the young heroine Marie in Au Hasard Balthazar, arguably the French director’s most admired work. From modest rural origins, Marie comes of age and is fatefully separated from her donkey companion, Balthazar. Following the separate but parallel fortunes of both donkey and young woman, Au Hasard Balthazar is “lyrical and devoid of maudlin sentiment . . . perhaps the director’s most perfectly realized, and certainly his most moving work” — Geoff Andrew. (Robert Bresson, 1966, 35mm, subtitled, 95 minutes)

courtesy Rialto Pictures / Photofest

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