Four Nights of a Dreamer
(Quatre nuits d’un rêveur)

Directed by Robert Bresson.
With Isabelle Weingarten, Guillaume des Forêts, Maurice Monnoyer.
France, 1971, 35mm, color, 87 min.
French with English subtitles.

It is sometimes said that Bresson shifted emphasis from the metaphysical toward the sensual and even erotic over the course of his career. Of no film is that more true than in Four Nights of a Dreamer, set in a dreamy, beatnik Paris where a struggling artist and a lonely young woman strike up a friendship. Having shot three films with Ghislain Cloquet, Bresson turned to Cloquet’s somewhat younger colleague, Pierre Lhomme, to shoot this tale full of passionate youth. Lhomme’s cinematography brings out Bresson's quasi-Romantic side in languid nighttime sequences and long takes as the young lovers stroll the streets and bridges of Paris.

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