Bresson’s hugely moving chronicle of 24 hours in the life of a neglected and abused teenage girl.
Nadine Nortier, Marie Cardinal, Paul Hébert
France 1966. 78min
Digital 4K (restoration)
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.