Au Hasard Balthazar

  |  Book Tickets: 05/08/1966
  |  Buy to Own: 18/01/1999
  |  Watch Now: 29/08/2013
  |  91 min
Rated PG by the BBFC


Robert Bresson's classic allegory won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice film festival. A donkey named Balthazar passes into the care of a number of owners, each of whom displays mankind's capacity for kindness or cruelty: a group of young girls use it as a plaything; it becomes a circus attraction; and eventually ends its days as a drug smuggler's 'mule'. Jean-Luc Godard described the film as presenting 'the world in an hour and a half'.