Diary Of A Country Priest

1950, Movie, NR, 120 mins

Diary Of A Country Priest
A frail, unnamed priest (Laydu, an untrained actor) is assigned to his first parish--Ambricourt, a small and only somewhat religious town. He does as saintly priests are known to do--simply accepting the people around him as they are and attempting to strengthen their faith, while himself living a life of poverty, with bread and wine the only food he can eat without falling ill. His major achievement is bringing a withdrawn countess out of her hatred for God and into a state of peacefulness.

Robert Bresson, returning to the screen after a five-year absence, succeeds in capturing the literary spirit of George Bernanos' book and retelling it in a cinematic languag...

Released: 1950 Rated: NR Length: 120 mins

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