from Au hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966)
"Balthazar is tired, he’s used up and wants to lie down. A herd of sheep surrounds him and we hear the clinging of their bells. And then they let him be for a while and Schubert‘s music starts. And it’s like all the sadness, beauty and pain of mankind comes together in this one beautiful moment. It never gets sentimental, the music stops, Balthazar dies and the sheep continue to do their thing. It so made me cry when I was a kid and it still does now. That sweet beautiful donkey stole my heart forever."