Diary Of A Country Priest

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(out of 5)

Original title:  Journal D’Un Cure De Campagne


Quiet, powerful work about a priest who arrives at a little village in France to begin working with his new parish. He sets out to heal souls but finds himself beset on all sides, both by the complicated relationships that the villagers have with relationships, as well as the doubts that grow within himself in dealing with them.  Fantastic, subtle cinema, though I suspect it will mean a lot more to Bresson’s diehard fans than it does for anyone else.


Union Générale Cinématographique

France, 1951

Directed by

Screenplay by Robert Bresson, based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Music by

Production Design by

Film Editing by

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