Diary of a Country Priest at the YBCA: October 29th & 30th

October 29, 2011 7:30pm
October 30, 2011 2:00pm
Directed by Robert Bresson

BEAUTIFUL RESTORED 35MM PRINT!
One of the greatest films by one of the greatest filmmakers in history. Adapting the classic novel by Georges Bernanos, Bresson worked directly from original dialogue and Bernanos’ own diaries to chronicle the tormented soul of a young country priest scorned by his parish. A simple voice-over accompanies images of the priest’s journal entries to illuminate his progression from torment to grace. Bresson scholar/Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader purportedly based Travis Bickle’s spartan regimen on the priest’s meager lifestyle. The new 60th anniversary print restoration features all-new subtitles, clarifying the dialogue like never before. (1951, 114 min, 35mm)

more:
http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9D05E3DE103CE43ABC4E53DFB266838F649EDE
http://www.artforum.com/film/id=27605

YBCA
701 Mission Street,
http://www.ybca.org

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