Mesocosm

"A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us." – Franz Kafka

Au Hasard Apuleius

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For some reason, it never occurred to me until this morning that Robert Bresson’s film “Au Hasard Balthazar” is essentially a Christianized retelling of Lucius Apuleius’ “The Golden Ass;” only where Apuleius passes through suffering to a towering epiphany of world-redeeming insight, Bresson’s dour world is unredeemable, unto the gates of death.

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Written by Mesocosm

April 5, 2015 at 9:33 am

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  1. Well — it’s Christianized.


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