"A Man Escaped"
Directed by Robert Bresson
A perfect film, based on the true story of a French
Resistance fighter's escape from a Gestapo prison. In Bresson's hands, the
narrative of the prison escape just hours before he is executed becomes a
transcendental meditation on the meaning of freedom and existence told in
light and shadows. "I would like to show this miracle: an invisible hand
over the prison, directing what happens...the film is a mystery...The Spirit
breathes where it will," said Bresson. Struck from a beautiful, newly
mastered print. French with English subtitles. 102 minutes.