Léon Morin, Prêtre

Leon Morin, Priest

  • 7:30pm, 12th Jan
    Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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  • 7:25pm, 19th Jan
    Broadway Cinematheque
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In a small French town during the Occupation, Barny, a young and sexually frustrated widow, lives with her little girl.

One day she enters a church, randomly chooses a priest to confess to and attempts to provoke him by criticizing Catholicism. Instead of being affronted, the priest named Leon Morin engages her in an intellectual discussion regarding religion. This young, handsome, smart and altruistic priest invites Barny to continue the conversation outside the confessional. She begins seeing him regularly.

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Language
In French with English subtitles
Origin
France/Italy
Year Released
1961
Play Time
130 min
Age Category
I
Director
Jean-Pierre Melville
Cast
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva, Howard Vernon
Color
Black & White