Four Nights of a Dreamer (Quatre nuits d'un rêveur

Four Nights of a Dreamer (Quatre nuits d'un rêveur

On the first night, Jacques meets Marthe, who is contemplating suicide on the Pont Neuf. Jacques’s story begins in the busy streets of Paris following strangers with whom he falls in love, as relayed to Marthe. He’s a dreamer, longing for ideal love. Marthe’s story reveals a heartbreak that she hopes to revive with Jacques’s help. Based on White Nights, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s short story, Four Nights of a Dreamer portrays the sensibility of young hearts yearning for pure love. 

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Robert Bresson. WITH: Isabelle Weingarten, Guillaume des Forêts, Jean-Maurice Monnoyer. 1971. 87 min. France/Italy. Color. French. DCP. 

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