Hadewijch ★★★★½

A contemporary example of what Paul Schrader calls Transcendent Style, a formal approach epitomized by Ozu, Bresson, and Dryer. Dumont downplays any similarity to Bresson in interviews, and I think he's got a point. There's a deep compassion underlying Hadewijch that's been stringently excised from Bresson's far more mannered work. This is less dogmatic, far more open, mysterious and moving.

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