Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971) CANNES FILM FESTIVAL | CLASSICS 2024

May 9th, 2024
Author: Meredith Taylor

Dir: Robert Bresson | France/Italy, Drama 83’

Adapted from Dostoevsky’s story about a young man and woman’s chance encounter as they gradually fall in love over four successive nights in Paris. The tentative nature of their gradual obsession for one another is echoed in Pierre Lhomme’s luminous cinematography that creates a delicate dreamy landscape of the French capital where anything could happen as their erotic passion grows into love. The Bresson version transcends mawkishness and sentimentality. However, unsure their actions are these two believe in the mystical power of love to transform their ordinary lives.  In 1957 Visconti filmed another version using the original title White Nights.

RESTORED PRINT | SCREENING during CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2024 in the presence of Nathanael Karmitz, Chairman of the board of mk2

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