Diary of a Country Priest (The Criterion Collection)
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The film is adapted from the French conservative Catholic novelist Bernanos's book of the same title. It is faithful to some degree, but with small, very important departures. A young, sickly priest arrives in a miserable French village and is immediately outcasted by the townspeople. Living off of hard bread and sugared wine (one of many almost too-obvious religious symbols), he desperately tries to make a spiritual difference in the town. The more he tries, however, the more suspicion and scandal is heaped on him by the townspeople, especially the local count, who entertains a mistress while his wife and daughter fall into a bottomless pit of morbidity and hatred. His spiritual failures are echoed by his physical weakness, and at last his constitution gives out.Read more ›
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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 12 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 16 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 18 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 23 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
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