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Robert Bresson’s ‘Four Nights of a Dreamer’ to Be Restored by ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ Banner MK2 Films (EXCLUSIVE)


Mk2 Films, the Paris-based outfit behind Justine Triet’s Oscar-nominated “Anatomy of a Fall,” is set to restore Robert Bresson’s “Four Nights of a Dreamer,” a romantic drama which competed at the Berlinale in 1971 and disappeared from screens in 1985.

MK2 Films, the division of a major arthouse cinema chain in France, will digitize “Four Nights of a Dreamer” in 4K and will bring it to global theatres in 2024.

“Four Nights of a Dreamer” is the 10th film directed by Bresson and the only one which wasn’t restored. His other credits include “Mouchette,” “Au Hasard Balthazar” and “Pickpocket.”

Inspired by Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel “White Nights,” “Four Nights of a Dreamer” revolves around a meeting on the Pont Neuf between a dreamy young man and a distraught young woman who will confide in each other over four nights. It stars Guillaume des Forêts, Isabelle Weingarten, Jean-Maurice Monnoyer. The film was lensed by Pierre Lhomme with set design by Pierre Charbonnier.

“Four Nights of a Dreamer” is being restored under the supervision of Mylène Bresson, with Mk2 Films at Éclair Classics in Paris and L.E. Diapason, with the support of the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC). The new 4K master will be available in spring.

“We would like to warmly thank Mylène Bresson for her entrusting us with the film rights and restoration work. It is wonderful when movies by filmmakers of such stature become visible again to cinephiles across the world,” says Nathanaël Karmitz, MK2’s CEO.

Mk2 Films also represents the global rights to three other films by Robert Bresson, “Pickpocket “(1960, selected for Competition in Berlin), “The Trial of Joan of Arc” (1962, Special Jury Prize at Cannes), and “Money” (1983, Grand Prix for Creative Cinema at  Cannes). MK2 Films also won the best restored film award at the Venice Film Festival for Shinji Somai’s “Moving.”