Friday, 18 December 2009


Mouchette means "Little fly" in French, I read this after I saw what
instantly became one of my favourite films. Interesting it should
mean little because she is, in my opinion, great in spirit but compared
to the tragic life she lives, she is indeed just a small fly against adversity.
Mouchette is a girl who is
becoming an adolescent in a hostile world. What captivated me the
most throughout Bresson's masterpiece is the resignation
and solitude with which Mouchette lives in her own mind. She's quiet and
reserved, and lacking not only material resources and social amenities
but the most minimum affection...and she just seems to not even know it.
Robert Bresson was inspired in Georges Bernano's novel. I ought to read it