Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

Anyone want to go to this with me?

film at the MFA
Classic French Cinema
Film
Leon Morin, Priest
8 — 10 pm
Friday, September 11, 2009

Remis Auditorium

Leon Morin, Priest by Jean-Pierre Melville (France, 1961, 117 min.). Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as Leon Morin, a handsome young priest who captures the attention of Barny (Emmanuelle Riva), a flirtatious young widow. A communist and agnostic, Barny enters Morin's church on a whim, engaging him in conversation, then severely criticizing his faith. Intrigued by his replies, Barny develops a relationship with the priest, visiting him daily to discuss religion, politics, and their personal lives—their relationship a metaphor for the deep moral conflicts among French citizens during the WWII. An extraordinary drama about life and the confirmation of faith . Hailed as "strange, often thrilling, always surprising" (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times). In French with English subtitles.

Co-presented by The Boston Jewish Film Festival.
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