Diary of a Country Priest
Release Date: February 7th, 1951
Not Yet Rated|2 hr. min.
An inexperienced, sickly priest (Claude Laydu) shows up in the rural French community of Ambricourt, where he joins the community's clergy. But the locals don't take kindly to the priest, and his ascetic ways and unsociable demeanor make him an outcast. During Bible studies at the nearby girls school, he is continually mocked by his students. Then his attempt to intervene in a family feud backfires into a scandal. His failures, compounded with his declining health, begin to erode his faith.
Director: Robert Bresson
Distributor: Brandon Films Inc., Criterion Collection