Jacques is an artist whose world changes when he meets Marthe, a woman intent on taking her own life. After he stops her from doing a swan dive into the Seine River, the two start regularly meeting, and Jacques learns that Marthe almost killed herself over a broken heart. As Jacques and Marthe wander through Paris over a series of nights, he begins to fall in love with her — only to find that her former lover is not entirely out of the picture.
Director: Robert Bresson. AKA Four Nights of a Dreamer
Writers: Robert Bresson, Fyodor Dostoevsky (short story “White Nights”).
Stars: Isabelle Weingarten, Guillaume des Forêts, Jean-Maurice Monnoyer, Giorgio Maulini, Lidia Biondi, Patrick Jouané.
1971 Berlin International Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Bear.