Get ready for the Criterion DVD of "Au Hasard Balthazar"


Robert Bresson’s haunting, soulful masterpiece is coming…

Have you advance-ordered your copy? I have. This was the best film I saw on the big screen last year, and I’ve thought about it more than any other film since.

If you don’t know about this film, just read the 100% positive reviews from the Online Film Critics Society.

Bresson is one of the few directors for whom cinema was both an aesthetic and spiritual pursuit, a search that was reflected in films for which the words ‘sublime,’ ‘transcendent’ and ‘masterpiece’ can seem somehow lacking. – Manhola Darghis, The Los Angeles Times

Bresson is one of the saints of the cinema, and Au Hasard Balthazar is his most heartbreaking prayer. – Roger Ebert

The supreme masterpiece by one of the greatest of 20th-century filmmakers. – J. Hoberman, The Village Voice


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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • BethR

    We-e-l-l…after viewing that poster, all I can say is I knew there was a reason I studied French. ;-)

    If Serenity does well in die Deutscheland IN SPITE of that freaky poster, it will be a testimony to the pre-exisiting Firefly fandom there.

  • opus

    Best. Movie poster. Ever. The only thing better would be if the movie had ninjas in it. Freakin’ sweet ninjas, that is.

  • Neb

    That Serenity poster!!!! 8-O What planet is it from?! Holy Cow: is that really Summer Glau? No way… Gack.

  • Matt Page

    I got “Au Hasard Balthazar” as a present on DVD the other dy (from the UK, but not the criterion collection one).I’ve not seen it before so I’m really lookig forward to seeing it.

    Matt


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