Currently re-doing my ratings, so they are all around and not correct at this moment.
I initially did not think much of it when I left the theater, hence why I'm logging it a day later, but once I soaked it in, I found myself thinking about it often and reflecting on the experience that the film is. It's certainly a film that deserves a second watch, preferably not too long after your first, since there are so many things going on between the lines that needs to be dissected. But since I'm a believer…
This is the typical film that you desire to make in film school. You have watched poetic, foreign directors, and now you want to copy their style and make your own film. When you finish the script, you are sure it’ll be a masterpiece. You have the whole film up in your mind. That camera angle will be like that. He’ll say that line like that. It will a masterpiece, no doubt. Then pre-production start, you find out that you…
Jean-Luc Godard said that Au Hasard Balthazar summed up the world.
So what sums up the world?
Life, death, happiness, sorrow, luck, injustice, beauty, silence, lonliness, violence, evil, abuse, awful people, good people.
The thing is that I was thinking of themes from Au Hasard Balthazar and they all fit to describe the world, and how it works. And those are main elements in this film, not just something that comes up once in a while.
Robert Bresson presents the…