Diary of a Country Priest

1951, 115m, 35mm, France

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened May 11–15, 2018

Bresson’s quietly wrenching adaptation of a Georges Bernanos novel permanently elevated the French writer/director’s reputation as he found his filmmaking voice and aesthetic. New parish priest Claude Laydu (the template for Ethan Hawke’s protagonist in First Reformed) clings to his faith and fulfills his calling even as townspeople disrespect him and his own body begins to fail.

In French with English subtitles

A film by Robert Bresson