Catholicism , art and his experiences as a prisoner of war. Initially also a photographer, Bresson made his first short film, Les affaires publiques Public Affairs in In a career that spanned fifty years, Bresson made only 13 feature-length films. This reflects his meticulous approach to the filmmaking process and his non-commercial preoccupations. Although many writers claim that Bresson described himself as an "Christian atheist",   no source ever confirmed this assertion, neither are the circumstances clear under which Bresson would have said it. On the contrary, in an interview in he said, There is the feeling that God is everywhere, and the more I live, the more I see that in nature, in the country.