2.Robert Bresson
Chris Fujiwara

More than just a pleasant but immature prelude to a work that would only later reach greatness, Les anges du péché is a masterpiece that fully embodies a philosophy of cinema as the relationship of gazes and objects under an intense, embellishing light. The film is a sensuous melodrama played out among beings whose physicality becomes excruciating, in an isolated and self-contained setting (a convent) where merely to be visible is to suffer an intolerable pressure. Through the sustained application of this pressure, Les anges du péché becomes a drama of beautiful abstraction and refinement, “a human dialogue,” as Roland Barthes wrote, “full of grandeur and kindness, which grips the soul.”

2. ロベール・ブレッソン