You are here

Léon Morin, Priest

Film/Video

Léon Morin, Priest, courtesy of Rialto Pictures.
Léon Morin, Priest, courtesy of Rialto Pictures.
Léon Morin, Priest, courtesy of Rialto Pictures.
'' leon morin pretre '' - official film trailer - 1961.
Léon Morin, Priest

(Léon Morin, prêtre, 1961)

Sat, June 24, 2017 7 PM

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

Set in the French Alps during the occupation, Léon 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)