Mouchette is an adolescent living in the rough countryside. Her mother is dying and her father is absent. Remaining silent in the face of the humiliations she undergoes she finds respite in the woods. Everything changes when she meets poacher Arsene.
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Rewatched and re-loved. You can't imagine how much I love THIS MASTERPIECE. I can't handle how this film shocked me. Mouchette is simply perfect despite all of the imperfections that surrounds her. One of the best films ever made.
Devoid of melodrama, yet packed with it. Not a fan of Bresson's technique, but I enjoyed, the simple story-telling and how each scene builds off of the last one. The nature of Mouchette's story fits the style accordingly and thats what I appreciated.
With every new Bresson film I see I continue to be more impressed with his work, and Mouchette is my favorite so far. For starters, it's his most tightly directed film, but also his most emotional. It's a piercing scream of pain and injustice, and total desperation. The attention to detail is as usual stunning, the images lyrical. But it's the face of Nadine Nortier that will haunt me forever. Transcendent.