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Aro Favourite Diary of a Country Priest


aka: Journal D'Un Cure De Campagne
France 1950, 115 minutes
Dir. Robert Bresson
In French with English subtitles
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Classics, Drama

Topics: Religion.


Aroview: Compelling and uncompromising - this adaptation of Georges Bernanos' classic French novel is one of dir. Bresson's best examinations of the nature of 'grace' in the modern world.

Laydu plays the country priest of the title, who is isolated from his community, partly by the realisation he is dying of cancer and has not succeeded in his vocation. Despite the dark-sounding subject matter, this resonates with a unique religious sincerity, communicated through Bresson's rigorous aesthetic.

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DVD Features


  • audio commentary
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 4:3 (original academy)

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