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Léon Morin, Priest

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Year of participation 2017
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Léon Morin, Priest
Producer(s) Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti
Director(s) Jean-Pierre Melville
Script Jean-Pierre Melville
Director of Photography Henri Decaë
Production designer Daniel Guéret
Music by Martial Solal
Sound Guy Villette , Jacques Maumont
Edit Jacqueline Meppiel
Cast Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva, Irène Tunc
Production company(-ies) Rome-Paris-Films, С.С. Champion
 

Synopsis

In World War II, the widow Barny sees the Italian soldiers arriving in occupied Saint Bernard. Barny lives with her daughter and works correcting texts and feels a great attraction toward her boss Sabine. When the Germans arrive, Barny sends her half-Jewish daughter to live in a farm in the countryside and finds that Sabine's brother has been arrested and sent to a concentration camp. The atheist Barny decides to baptize her daughter to protect her and chooses priest Léon Morin to discuss with him themes related to religion and Catholicism and Léon lends books to her. Barny converts to the Catholicism and becomes closer to Léon, feeling an unrequited desire for him.

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
Daily
 
Festival Coverage
 
 
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