Film Series

Thursday, November 29, 2007
Mouchette

Part of True and False: Jeff Wall on Cinematography

Date + Time

Thursday, November 29, 2007
5:30 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

1967, 78 min.
Direction: Robert Bresson
Cinematography: Ghislaine Cloquet

Ingmar Bergman said of this film, "Mouchette, I loved it! Mouchette is a saint, and she takes everything upon herself, inside her, everything that happens. It makes such an enormous difference that such people live among us." Adapted from a novel by Georges Bernanos (who also wrote Bresson's classic Diary of a Country Priest), Mouchette is an unsentimental and achingly beautiful story of a rebellious schoolgirl who suffers the harshness of those around her. Bresson and Cloquet create an austere and unforgiving portrait of village life, and a piece of pure cinematic poetry.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general, students, and seniors; free for SFMOMA members or with Museum admission (requires free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

True and False: Jeff Wall on Cinematography is generously supported by the Susan Wildberg Morgenstein Fund.

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