The Match Factory Girl
The spirit of French director Robert Bresson hovers over this beautifully made yet sad little story about one of life’s losers. Kati Outinen plays the eponymous heroine who lives with her mother and stepfather, who spend her earnings and treat her badly. At the dancehall she’s a perennial wallflower. Then she meets a man, but a one-night stand proves no solution to her troubles.
– David Stratton, Retrospective Curator
Although it is about a depressed woman, it is always challenging us… He makes no conventional attempt to ‘entertain’. That's why he's so entertaining. – Roger Ebert
The package of all ten films in the retrospective is now sold out but you can still buy individual tickets for each session.
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