• Director

    Robert Bresson

  • With

    Nadine Nortier, Marie Cardinal, Paul Hébert

  • France 1966. 78min

  • Digital 4K (restoration)

  • Certificate


  • English subtitles

Adapted (like Diary of a Country Priest) from a Georges Bernanos novel, this chronicles 24 hours in the life of a girl in her early teens, neglected and abused by family, teachers, schoolmates and others in her impoverished rural village. Understandably, the surly protagonist barely smiles, but Bresson’s compassionate treatment of her predicament ensures that her progress – not least at a fairground – becomes profoundly affecting.