Lancelot du Lac

Lancelot du Lac (Robert Bresson, 1974)

Once again, I can't see how giving banal lines to amateur actors and showing them walking and riding around a lot can possibly make for even a good film, let alone one of the greatest.

One reviewer (see below) writes that 'One could say that the film is about nothing more than the clanging of armor or the movements of legs.' He then goes to point out that it's about a few more things, but I think that's a pretty good summary.

I'm quite sure that the Monty Python crew must have seen this before making Monty Python and the Holy Grail, as Bresson's film is almost as silly.

References and Links

Zach Campbell's review in slantmag.


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