About is meant as a tribute to the French filmmaker Robert Bresson (1901-1999). The site targets Bresson scholars and devotees. This is still very much a work in progress, but we hope to be bringing you the most extensive information on Robert Bresson found anywhere on the World Wide Web. We are dedicated to researching, preserving, and disseminating information related to the film-making career of Robert Bresson. Bresson was a private and reserved person, and we shall respect his privacy by avoiding issues pertaining to his personal life. We aim at providing uniquely interesting material, not easily accessible elsewhere. This is accomplished by, through our extensive network of contacts, obtaining permission from filmmakers, film crew members, authors, editors, researchers, and photographers to use and publish their material here. The Webmasters themselves are fluent in several languages, making possible translation into English material otherwise only available in foreign languages. is an entirely non-commercial site. All costs incurred are covered by the Webmasters themselves. All information is provided absolutely free of charge, through a simple, fast-loading, no-frills web interface, entirely void of "frames," Java applets, Flash/Shockwave, pop-up windows, and product advertisements. All HTML is hand written—and manually optimized for speed—using the vi simple text editor under the free Linux operating system. is a founding member of Masters of Cinema (, another fully non-commercial initiative. Our sole reason for being is to stem the tide of ignorance, and to serve you &ndash the cineaste – in any way we can.

Contacting the Webmasters

Responsible Webmasters are Doug Cummings (Los Angeles, U.S.A.) and Trond S Trondsen (Calgary, Canada). All comments, requests, and inquiries pertaining to should be directed to Trond and Doug at email address


We acknowledge valuable contributions by, in alphabetical order:
  • Frank Blaakmeer, Writer/Teacher, The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Daryl Chin, Writer/Critic, New York, U.S.A.
  • Joe Cunneen, Author, U.S.A.
  • Marshall Deutelbaum, Professor, Film Studies, Purdue U., U.S.A.
  • Jonathan Hourigan, Filmmaker, London, England
  • Glynford Hatfield, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Richard Hell, Writer, New York City, U.S.A.
  • Mikhail Lemkhin, Photographer (, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • James Quandt, Programme Director, Cinematheque Ontario, Canada
  • Keith Rose, Director, Orlando, U.S.A.
  • Kimitoshi Sato, Writer, Japan
  • "A Friend in Paris," film school student, Paris, France
  • [ more ]

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