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Au Hasard Balthazar

Au Hasard Balthazar

Au Hasard Balthazar

1966 / 95min / 35mm


50th Anniversary

Even in a filmography as singularly perfect as Robert Bresson’s, Au Hasard Balthazar, the story of a donkey passing through the hands of a number of human owners, stands apart. Exhibiting the placid, gentle temperament of a true, forbearing Christian throughout, Balthazar crosses into mythic status. The film, on its 50th anniversary, has done the same. “The world in an hour and a half” (Jean-Luc Godard), “The supreme masterpiece by one of the greatest 20th century filmmakers” (J. Hoberman).

A Rialto Pictures release.