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Diary of A Country Priest is quiet all the way through.
Bresson's vision of the priest is visually stunning as the film emotionally draws the audience into a vortex of thoughts, feelings, and presence.
It can also be characterized, as the film's Priest of Torcy says, in "doing little things, day by day, while [one] waits" for God.
If you sleep through it or are bored.... you missed it. Watch it one more time. To give a hint: what matches? that is as big a hint as you get... Read morePublished 2 months ago by gadfly
Robert Bresson's 1950 masterpiece Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d'un curé de campagne) is a film which has achieved legendary status largely due to many (Andrei... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Film Buff
A deeply spiritual film that surpasses all other films about Catholic priests or nuns, with the exception of "The Nun's Story," and "Viridiana. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Daniel G. Madigan
DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST, (1951). This black and white, classic 115 minute French film was adapted by acclaimed French director Robert Bresson, (LES DAMES DU BOIS DE... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Stephanie De Pue
THIS MOVIE LEADS YOU INTO A SPIRITUAL CONTEMPLATION OF OUR RELATIONSHIP TO GOD AND THE CONFLICT WITH THE SECULAR WORLD..
PRECICELY FILMED AND EDITED.. Read more
It is a film of great value that illustates the sublimity of the catholic priesthood, even if some priests are not always faithful to their sacred vows.
Robert Bresson's story of a young and inexperienced priest trying to serve God and the villagers of Ambricourt could easily be called, by a smart ass, Diary of a Country Sad Sack. Read morePublished on July 22, 2012 by C. O. DeRiemer
This is one of the finest films I know (they are not many), and the only one that gives an intimate view of spiritual life and pastoral ministry.
The tone is sad. Read more
A young Priest goes to a French rural village and is disliked by the villagers.He has an unknown stomach ailment and is weak and ailing,living on a diet of bread, soaked in sugar... Read morePublished on September 7, 2010 by technoguy