NEW 35mm PRINT! ► “Certainly the rarest of Bresson’s films — see it now or never — Four Nights of a Dreamer has a dreamy beauty unparalleled in the rest of his work. A luminous transposition of Dostoevsky's White Nights (earlier filmed by Luchino Visconti) to the contemporary Latin Quarter of Paris, Four Nights of a Dreamer is a nocturne of hypnotic beauty — the sequence of the bateaux mouches on the Seine is justly famous — and unsettling power. A reclusive young painter, obsessed with the ideals of medieval courtship, saves a woman from suicide, sustains her hope in a series of night-time rendezvous, then watches as she returns to the man who spurned her" (James Quandt, TIFF Cinematheque). “A movie about the condition of being in love ... It is shockingly beautiful, and I can think of nothing in recent films so ravishing as Bresson’s strange romantic vision of the city, the river, the softly lighted tourist boats in the night ... It may well be his loveliest film” (Roger Greenspun, New York Times). “Pulsing with electric mystery ... An essential film” (Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader). Colour, 35mm, in French with English subtitles. 87 mins.
"In the secular turn Bresson reveals an unexpected sense of humor and worldly irony."Chicago Reader | full review
"Time and again, it is shockingly beautiful, and I can think of nothing in recent films so ravishing as his strange romantic vision of the city, the river, the softly lighted tourist boats in the night."New York Times | full review
"Updates the Dostoevsky story with sensuality, absurdity and a complex vision of contemporary loneliness."| full review