About the film
world war ii widow faith atheist confessional catholic priest occupied france nouvelle vague
Léon Morin, Priest
Release Date: September 21, 1961
|Production Companies||:||Rome Paris Films, Concordia Compagnia Cinematografica|
|Producers||:||Carlo Ponti, Georges de Beauregard|
|Writers||:||Jean-Pierre Melville, Béatrix Beck|
The widow Barny lives in Nazi-occupied France, looking after her half-Jewish daughter in a small village. When the Germans arrive, she decides to baptize her and chooses priest Léon Morin to do so. After spending some time with him, the relationship with her confessor turns into a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire.