Quatre nuits d'un rêveur (Four Nights of a Dreamer)

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Released in France as Quatre nuits d'un reveur, Four Nights of a Dreamer is another of director Robert Bresson's studies of love sans passion. Based on a Dostoyevsky story, the film is about a Parisian painter who falls for a woman whose lover has just deserted her. Despite generous displays of nudity, the film has all the emotion of an anatomy lecture. A far more full-blooded version of this tale was filmed by Luchino Visconti in 1957, titled White Nights (also the title of the Dostoyevski original). Four Nights of a Dreamer is recommended for those who find Robert Bresson's dimensionless visual style and painstaking attention to detail irresistible.

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Critic Reviews for Quatre nuits d'un rêveur (Four Nights of a Dreamer)

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  • In the secular turn Bresson reveals an unexpected sense of humor and worldly irony.

    Apr 8, 2006 | Full Review…
  • The film is rescued from occasional moments of pretension by the gentle eroticism and absolute conviction with which it is made.

    Apr 8, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
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  • Time and again, it is shockingly beautiful, and I can think of nothing in recent films so ravishing as his strange romantic vision of the city, the river, the softly lighted tourist boats in the night.

    Apr 8, 2006 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Where [Dostoevsky] reveals and analyses intensity of perception, Bresson merely suggests it. The parable shrinks into an anecdote, and a pretty boring one at that.

    Aug 3, 2015 | Full Review…
  • It's an affectionate tribute to the beauty of Parisian youth with a keen eye for the friction caused when whimsical idealism meets the messy demands of interpersonal reality.

    Mar 5, 2013
  • Gone is the blistering, fatalistic Catholicism for which Bresson is famous, to be replaced with an unusual sort of humanism that is cynical but quirky, detached but sincere.

    Feb 5, 2012 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Quatre nuits d'un rêveur (Four Nights of a Dreamer)

  • Jul 10, 2009
    Bresson's overlooked adaptation of Dostoyevsky's White Nights, A bit more accessible than his other works that I've seen, Has some interesting moments but overall I have mixed feelings, It may a need a rewatch
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