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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Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • 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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