The Films of Sublime Minimalist Robert Bresson

Why We Recommend it

This retrospective on visionary French filmmaker Robert Bresson will screen eleven out of thirteen of his profound and enduring works.


Bresson, whose oeuvre constitutes a scant thirteen films, is one of the most highly regarded filmmakers of all time. His movies combine meticulous aesthetic sensibilities with profound moral questions, while being characterised by a rejection of the artifice.

Both creator and philosopher – a ‘Catholic atheist’ as he called himself – Bresson has become patron saint to renowned filmmakers such as Ingmar Bergman, François Truffaut, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Michael Haneke.

The event, organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival, will screen eleven of Bresson’s feature films, including ‘A Man Escaped’ (1956), ‘The Trial of Joan of Arc’ (1962), and ‘Money’ (1983).



When: 21 May 2017 - 16 Jul 2017 Where: Various, Hong Kong