Awards & Winners

Robert Bresson

Date of Birth 25-September-1901
Place of Birth Bromont-Lamothe
Nationality France
Also know as R. Bresson, Bresson, Robert Fernand Bresson
Profession Film Director, Screenwriter
  • When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best -- that is inspiration.
  • An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
  • Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
  • Model. Two mobile eyes in a mobile head, itself on a mobile body.
  • In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene.
  • The true is inimitable, the false untransformable.
  • Films can only be made by by-passing the will of those who appear in them, using not what they do, but what they are.
  • One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life.
  • My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.
  • Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.
Robert Bresson was a French film director known for his spiritual, ascetic and aesthetic style. He contributed notably to the art of film and influenced the French New Wave. He is often referred to as the most highly regarded French filmmaker after Jean Renoir. Bresson's influence on French cinema was once described by Jean-Luc Godard, who wrote "Robert Bresson is French cinema, as Dostoevsky is the Russian novel and Mozart is the German music."

Awards by Robert Bresson

Check all the awards nominated and won by Robert Bresson.


National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director
Honored for : L'Argent

Nominations 1984 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director L'Argent


Cannes Best Director Award
Honored for : L'Argent
(Tie with Nostalghia)


Sutherland Trophy
Honored for : Four Nights of a Dreamer


Cannes Jury Prize
Honored for : The Trial of Joan of Arc


Nominations 1958 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
BAFTA Award for Best Film A Man Escaped


Cannes Best Director Award
Honored for : A Man Escaped