Afs Presents: L'argent

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Austin Film Society says
Screens Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30pm

L'ARGENT
D. Robert Bresson,1983 [Released in 1984 in the US], France/Switzerland, 35mm, 85 minutes

Winner of the Director's Prize at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival, L'ARGENT is a wonderful example of the rigor of Robert Bresson's aesthetic. Examining the hopelessness of the poor and working class through a new lense, L'ARGENT bears the strong suggestion that society manufactures a lack of free will among it's most powerless. The film begins with innocent child's play among a couple of privileged Parisian boys who decide to get a jump on their allowance by collecting change on a counterfeit note. By the time the counterfeit is identified, it's in the hands of a young gas worker who is falsely accused of forgery. When he loses his job and is sent to prison, the young man turns to criminal activity to make a living, with the film following his downward spiral and the hardening of his character.


Part of the Series:

JEWELS IN THE WASTELAND: A TRIP THROUGH '80s CINEMA WITH RICHARD LINKLATER (1984-86)
Last year, AFS Artistic Director joined us for a screening and discussion series spotlighting some of the very best films made between 1980 and 1983. The event was a huge popular success. Audiences flocked to see these films, many of which had not been seen in theaters for decades, and also to hear Linklater's thoughts on them, and his observations about cinema as a whole.

This spring the series picks up where it left off, with a whole new slate of films, this time we are focusing on films made between the years 1984 and 1986. Each screening will feature a live introduction from Richard Linklater and a post-screening discussion on stage. A series pass is available or tickets may be purchased individually for the series.
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