The Agents of Fate

Robert Bresson was a genius and one of the most spiritual of all filmmakers. As a Christian I rejoice when I find works of art that speak to me as though another soul is whispering to my soul, calling me to contemplation, asking for my participation, seeking my redemption. Such it is with the brilliant film Au hasard Balthazar (1966). This film feels to me like Bresson cares about my soul, and yours too. If you have not seen the film from which these images are taken, set aside some time without distractions and treat yourself to one of the greatest works of art of all time.

“…the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him.”

– Proverbs 12:14

42 images of hands from Au hasard Balthazar (1966):

I was so profoundly moved by this film that I didn’t feel I could do any justice with a review. Instead all I could think of was to grab some images and post them above. I found myself over and over being drawn into the narrative through the images of hands; so Bressonian, so fateful.

One thought on “The Agents of Fate”

  1. >Tuck, fantastic, love these hand shots. Love the quotation. Thanks for sharing….the deeds of a man's hands will return to him." – Proverbs 12:14

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