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Journal d’un Curé de Campagne (1951)

France 115m, B&W
Director: Robert Bresson; Cast: Claude Laydu, Jean Riveyre, Adrien Borel, Rachel Bérendt, Nicole Maurey, Nicole Ladmiral

journal-d-un-cure-de-campagneDiary of a Country Priest is the story a terminally ill young man who is assigned to head his first parish in Ambricourt, a tiny village in northern France. Extensively narrated as entries in his journal, the film provides an intimate look inside the Catholic Church from the point of view of a meek young priest who is full of self-doubt. Faced with the challenge of parishioners who despise him, the priest searches to understand the human condition while Bresson explores the basis of faith in this beautifully austere production (Klaus Ming June 2014).

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2 comments on “Journal d’un Curé de Campagne (1951)

  1. Romy Sommer
    06/28/2014

    It sounds a little like a French version of the novel ‘I Heard the Owl Call my Name’.

  2. Thom Hickey
    06/29/2014

    Thanks. Bresson one of the few true poets of the cinema. Regards thom

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