Robert Bresson: The Falls


Alexander Melyan


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From «Les affaires publiques» to «L’ Argent».

The first film of Robert Bresson (“Les Affaires publiques”) reminds us of classic silent comedies with visual tricks and falls that aim to make the audience laugh.

Bresson never shot a comedy again. However, he kept portraying falling people and objects – now intending to provoke other feelings and thoughts.