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Lancelot du Lac
Directed by Robert Bresson
Produced by Jean-Pierre Rassam
Francois Rochas
Written by Robert Bresson
Starring Luc Simon
Laura Duke Condominas
Humbert Balsan
Vladimir Antolek-Oresek
Patrick Bernhard
Release date(s) September 26, 1974
Running time 85 min.
Country France
Language French

Lancelot du Lac is 1974 film that was written and directed by Robert Bresson. It is based on Arthurian legend, and is told in a highly stylised manner. It relates the story of Lancelot and Guinevere's love, as Camelot and the Round Table fall apart. It is also based on medieval romances, especially the Lancelot-Grail cycle, and the works of Chrétien de Troyes.

In common with Bresson's later films, the cast was composed of amateur actors, several of whom did not appear in any other film. Bresson's direction demanded a purposeful lack of emotion in the acting style, and reduced or eliminated the fantastical elements of the Grail legend. This unglamorous depiction of the Middle Ages emphasizes blood and grime over fantasy.

The film won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


Cast includes

  • Luc Simon
  • Laura Duke Condominas
  • Humbert Balsan
  • Vladimir Antolek-Oresek
  • Patrick Bernhard
  • Arthur De Montalembert
  • Charles Balsan
  • Christian Schlumberger
  • Joseph-Patrick Le Quidre
  • Jean-Paul Leperlier
  • Marie-Louise Buffet
  • Marie-Gabrielle Cartron
  • Antoine Rabaud
  • Jean-Marie Becar
  • Guy de Bernis

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