Bresson, Schrader and the Fool
Essay

Bresson, Schrader and the Fool

By Jackson Diianni Robert Bresson is often described as the “patron saint” of the cinema, or “the most Christian director.” For the past 60 years, the dominant reading of his films in academic circles has been a religious one. The words “transcendental,” “spiritual,” “Jansenist,” “Christian” and “metaphysical” are interchangeably applied to his films, particularly those … Continue reading