in about 100 words or less
France 115m, B&W
Director: Robert Bresson; Cast: Claude Laydu, Jean Riveyre, Adrien Borel, Rachel Bérendt, Nicole Maurey, Nicole Ladmiral
Diary 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).