Cineclub: Pickpocket (1959)

A film by Robert Bresson

Starring Martin Lassalle and Marika Green

Synopsis

A young man obsessed by the idea that some men are above the law, becomes a pickpocket and deliberately draw the police’s attention.

About Robert Bresson

Robert Bresson (1901-1999) is considered one of the greatest French filmmaker, especially by the new wave movement filmmakers (François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard) for whom he is a pioneer. For Bresson, Cinema is not a filmed theater play but rather images and sounds expressing the inner personality of the characters. He believes in minimalist play role and often call for nonprofessional actors. His most acclaimed movies are A man escaped (1956), Au hasard Balthazar (1966), L’argent (1983).

The Sorbonne Ciné-Club is a Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Cinema series, held monthly on Mondays, until May 2018. Don’t miss the chance to discover works by some of the iconic filmmakers in the French cinema.

In cooperation with the French Institute in the UAE

Age: 12+
Duration: 76 min

Monday 14th of May 2018
From 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Auditorium
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Al Reem Island
Abu Dhabi

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