Au Hasard Balthazar is the finest film you’re likely to see this year – maybe ever.
When released in 1966, Jean-Luc Godard apparently called it “The world in an hour and a half” and I can’t think of a better review.
It is a story of a donkey named Balthazar but it is not really about him at all. It can be frustrating, slow, unusual and cold, but it’s also beautiful, enigmatic, and deeply, deeply moving. Au Hasard Balthazar is the reason I watch movies