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684 Ratings

A Gentle Woman

Une femme douce

Directed by Robert Bresson
France, 1969


When his young wife commits suicide, leaving no explanation for her act, an introspective pawnbroker looks back on their life together and tries to understand why she had to kill herself.

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A Gentle Woman Directed by Robert Bresson

Critics reviews

Bresson’s early works may be more structurally satisfying in their self-contained perfection, but there’s a ton of excitement in watching a 68 year-old modernist come to terms with the unresolved present tense of postmodern life.
January 20, 2012
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