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Diary of a Country Priest

Diary of a Country Priest

A Feature film by Robert Bresson

Produced by Ugc

Release in France : 07/02/1951

    Synopsis

    In Ambricourt, a young Priest (Claude Laydu) arrives to be the local parish priest. The community of the small town does not accept him, and although having a serious disease in the stomach, the inexperienced and frail priest tries to help the dwellers, and has a situation with the wealthy family of the location.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Ugc

    French distribution :

    Alliance Générale de Distribution Cinématographique (AGDC)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    Diary of a Country Priest (original French title: Journal d'un curé de campagne) is a 1951 French film directed by Robert Bresson, and starring Claude Laydu. It was closely based on the novel of the same name by Georges Bernanos. Published in 1937, the novel received the Grand prix du roman de l'Académie française. It tells the story of a young, sickly priest, who has just arrived in his first parish, a village in northern France. The novel has been translated to English by Pamela Morris and was published the same year as the French original.

    Two other French scriptwriters, Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost had wanted to make film adaptations of the novel. Bernanos rejected Aurenche's first draft, and by the time Bresson got around to the task, Bernanos had died. Bresson said he "would have taken more liberties" if Bernanos were still alive. The film had considerable influences on Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver.

    Source : Wikipedia.

    Full credits (13)

    Assistant Director :

    Guy Lefranc

    Author of original work :

    Georges Bernanos

    Line Producer :

    Robert Sussfeld

    Director of Photography :

    Léonce-Henri Burel

    Editor :

    Paulette Robert

    Production Designer :

    Pierre Charbonnier

    Still Photographers :

    Roger Corbeau, Robert Juillard

    Dialogue Writer :

    Robert Bresson

    Producer :

    André Halley des Fontaines

    Screenwriter :

    Robert Bresson

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean Rieul

    Continuity supervisor :

    Odette Lemarchand

    Music Composer :

    Jean Dalve

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

    Themes :

    Religion

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1951

    French release :

    07/02/1951

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    9831

    Visa issue date :

    07/02/1951

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1951

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1951)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards (2)

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1951

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1951)

    Awards (2)

    OCIC Award

    International Award - Best Actress

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 1951

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (1951)

    Awards

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Price