Les dames du Bois de Boulogne
A moving study of the power of revenge and the strength of true love.
Director: Robert Bresson
Cast includes: Paul Bernard, María Casares
84 Mins/ 1945 / France / Subtitles
This unique love story, based on a novelette by Denis Diderot and with dialogue written by Jean Cocteau, follows the maneuverings of a society lady as she connives to initiate a scandalous affair between her aristocratic ex-lover and a prostitute. With his second feature film, director Robert Bresson was already forging his singularly brilliant filmmaking technique as he created a moving study of the power of revenge and the strength of true love.