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November 4    Ithaca, NY    CORNELL CINEMA

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Diary of a Country Priest Play Dates

About

France, 1951
Director: Robert Bresson
Producer: Léon Carré
Cast: Claude Laydu, Jean Riveyre, Marie-Monique Arkell
Screenwriter: Robert Bresson
Based on the novel Le Journal d'un Curé de Campagne by George Bernanos
Cinematography: Léonce-Henri Burel
Music: Jean-Jacques Grunenwald
Genre: Drama
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 115 minutes

Synopsis:
A young priest (Claude Laydu) doubts his spiritual and moral authority as he struggles to perform his duties for the parish.

Awards and Recognition:
Prix Louis Delluc, 1950
Grand Prix du Cinéma Français
International Award (Venice Film Festival, 1951)
Best Cinematography (Venice Film Festival, 1951)
International Catholic Film Office Award (Venice Film Festival, 1951)
Italian Film Critics Award (Venice Film Festival, 1951)
Prix Méliès, French Film Critics Award, 1952
 

Reviews and Quotes 2

"A MASTERPIECE! When the moment of illumination arrives, the full scope of the film's brilliance hits you with the force of a knockout punch!"
— Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

"ONE OF THE FEW INDISPUTABLE MASTERPIECES OF POST-WORLD WAR II FRENCH CINEMA!"
— Tony Pipolo, Artforum

"Bresson at his greatest...builds a profound sense of a higher order through its relentless detailing of the cold, small facts of everyday life."
— Dave Kehr

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