Léon Morin, Priest (Léon Morin, prêtre, 1961)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


A “strange, often thrilling, always surprising film.”—New York Times

Set in the French Alps during the occupation, Leon Morin, Priest follows a series of provocative encounters between a young priest (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and a skeptical young widow (Emmanuelle Riva) who lives a cautious existence while caring for her young daughter. Informed by theology, politics, and sexual frustration, the film offers one of cinema’s most unconventional meditations on wartime morality and romance. (117 mins., 35mm)

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