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Classics of French Cinema: Léon Morin, Prêtre
April 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Classics of French Cinemas: Selected Works of Jean-Pierre Melville
We welcome spring with a new French film series, focusing this time on the cinematic genius of Jean-Pierre Melville (1917-1973). With a signature style informed by his experiences in the French Resistance and imbued with both passion and precision, he keeps us deep in thought and on the edge of our seats. There will be time for discussion after the film.
Léon Morin, Prêtre
In this richly contemplative saga of grief, a young war widow (Emmanuelle Riva) works through her doubts and bitterness with the help of a charismatic priest (Jean-Paul Belmondo). A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo, Léon Morin, Prêtre is an irreverent pleasure from one of French cinema’s towering virtuosos. (1961, 118 min.)