Au Hasard Balthazar

Screening 23rd March 2014

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Balthazar, a donkey, is passed from owner to owner, some kind, some cruel, but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of man, he accepts his fate nobly despite his powerlessness. By Bresson’s unconventional approach this seemingly simple story becomes a moving parable of purity and transcendence.


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