i m p r o v i s i n g s y s t e m s

i m p r o v i s i n g s y s t e m s: MOUCHETTE…building a persona
Originally ….. Mouchette is a 1967 French film directed by Robert Bresson.It is based on the novel by Georges Bernanos. “Mouchette” means “little fly” in French. According to Bresson, “Mouchette offers evidence of misery and cruelty. She is found everywhere: wars, concentration camps, tortures, assassinations.” Despite the abject wretchedness experienced by the title character, the film, through Bresson’s “flat” direction of his non-actors and rhythm created through editing and shot design, raises Mouchette to a kind of sainthood and achieves a spiritual catharsis for the viewer as in the best tragedies.

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