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Performing Arts History & Criticism

Robert Bresson (Revised)

Revised and Expanded Edition

edited by James Quandt

Toronto International Film Festival
Initial publish date
Feb 2012
History & Criticism, Entertainment & Performing Arts, Individual Director
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2012
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Robert Bresson, published in 1998, remains one of the most acclaimed and thorough examinations of the French director’s vision and style. Robert Bresson (Revised) reproduces essential contributions from the original edition, including essays by Susan Sontag, André Bazin, P. Adams Sitney, and Kristin Thompson, and features new or original material by David Bordwell, Mark Rappaport, Shigehiko Hasumi, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Serge Daney, Jean-Michel Frodon, Colin Burnett, Richard Suchenski, and filmmakers Jean-Pierre Gorin and the Dardenne brothers, Jean-Pierre and Luc. With more than thirty key articles by leading critics and scholars, interviews, commentaries by important contemporary filmmakers, and an illuminating symposium on the director’s current stature, Robert Bresson (Revised) is an invaluable volume for anyone seeking to understand the director’s austere perfectionism and the beauty of his singular body of work.

Published by the Toronto International Film Festival. Distributed in Canada by Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Distributed outside Canada by Indiana University Press.

About the author

James Quandt is the senior programmer at TIFF Cinematheque (née Cinematheque Ontario), where over the last two decades he has organized international travelling retrospectives dedicated to the work of Robert Bresson, Kenji Mizoguchi, Kon Ichikawa, Mikio Naruse, Nagisa Oshima, and Shohei Imamura, and has edited books about Bresson, Imamura, Ichikawa, and, most recently, Apichatpong Weerasethakul. He has published widely and is a regular contributor to ArtForum International Magazine. His honours include the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French government for contributions to French cinema and the Special Prize for Arts and Culture from the Japan Foundation for his outstanding contribution to international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries.

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