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Neither God nor Master: Robert Bresson and Radical Politics

Brian Price


The French auteur Robert Bresson, director of such classics as Diary of a Country Priest (1951), The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962), The Devil, Probably (1977), and L’Argent (1983), has long been thought of as a transcendental filmmaker preoccupied with questions of grace and predestination and little interested in the problems of the social world. This book is the first to view Bresson’s work in an altogether different context. Rather than a religious—or spiritual—filmmaker, Bresson is revealed as an artist steeped in radical, revolutionary politics. Situating Bresson in radical and aesthetic po ... More

Keywords: Robert Bresson, filmmaker, revolutionary politics, surrealism, sitautionism, social resistance, revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816654611
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816654611.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Price, author
Associate Professor of Film and Visual Studies at the University of Toronto.