Friday, September 16, 2011

Top Ranked Films of Robert Bresson

Robert Bresson
(8 titles, tied for 11th with 5 others. He is 16th overall in points, with 25,677 – just behind the Coen Brothers and just ahead of Polanski)

Bresson is a very good French filmmaker, with nearly all of these worth watching, especially the top five. Most are classic black-and-white, and beautifully shot, often in low light (Au Hasard Balthazar, Mouchette). This is a pretty accurate account of his work, imo- start at the top of the list and work your way down if you’re unfamiliar with his films.

These are all the films of Bresson’s that made the top 1000 in our 2011 update of the Top Ranked 1000 Films on the Net, all polls.

1. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) France, bw #50
2. Pickpocket (1959) #146
3. Man Escaped, A (1956) #188
4. Diary of a Country Priest (1950) #311
5. Mouchette (1967) #496
6. L'Argent (1983) #556
7. Lancelot du Lac (1974) #830
8. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945) #949

See the full list of top ranked 100 directors here: Top Ranked 100 Directors, 2011 Edition

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bresson's films are all quite moving and very, very sublime. Thank you for highlighting them.