Au Hasard Balthazar
[Illustration by Canadian alt-comics artist Seth].
Reason for jubilation. The favorite film of many a cinephile arrives on DVD, thanks to Criterion.
Its beautiful title, robbed of its internal rhyme, translates soggily into English as "By Chance, Balthazar", signalling that it could have been anyone's story, and only happens, this time around, to be that of this donkey.
A handful of reviews: Manohla Dargis, J. Hoberman and Roger Greenspun's from the Times, written in 1970.