• For this week’s festival of free Criterion films on Hulu, Robert Bresson, we celebrate one of the finest directors of all time, who pared the world down to a spiritual essence to create his singular cinema. Our selections span his career from the 1940s to the ’80s, and include Les dames du Bois de Bologne, A Man Escaped, Pickpocket, Au hasard Balthazar, Mouchette, and L’argent.

    Another title you won’t want to miss is Bresson’s 1961 historical drama The Trial of Joan of Arc, a spare procedural that the filmmaker adapted from actual transcripts from the martyred saint’s trial. It’s unavailable on Blu-ray or DVD in the United States, but you can watch it below or at Hulu. And remember, if you subscribe to Hulu for just $7.99 a month, you can see more than 900 Criterion films commercial-free, anytime.


  • By thevoid99
    August 21, 2015
    07:45 PM

    Will this mean that this film and L'Argent are coming to Criterion?
  • By Craig J. Clark
    August 22, 2015
    08:32 PM

    It would be great if you could acquire the rights to Bresson's '70s films. Otherwise, how am I going to get to see them (legally)?