Diary of a Country Priest [Criterion] (DVD)

Robert Bresson

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A new priest (Claude Laydu) arrives in the French country village of Ambricourt to attend to his first parish. The apathetic and hostile rural congregation rejects him immediately. Through his diary entries, the suffering young man relays a crisis of faith that threatens to drive him away from the village and from God. With his fourth film, Robert Bresson began to implement this stylistic philosophy as a filmmaker, stripping away all inessential elements from his compositions, the dialogue and the music, exacting a purity of image and sound.

Product Details

  • Starring: Claude Laydu, Antoine Balpetre, Gaston Severin, Leon Arvel
  • Format: DVD
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Run Time: 155 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 222

Special Features

  • New HIgh Definition Transfer with Restored Image & Sound
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Peter Cowie
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Essay by Film Critic Frederic Bonnaud
  • New and Improved English Subtitle Translation
  • Optimal Image Quality: RSDL Dual-Layer Edition
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