Sous le soleil de Satan
Under the Sun of Satan
Gérard Depardieu joins Pialat again for an austere portrait of a priest seeking redemption for a murderess.
Dir Maurice Pialat
With Gérard Depardieu, Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat
Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Pialat’s screen version of a novel by the great French Catholic writer Georges Bernanos is far earthier in style than the austere adaptations made by Robert Bresson (Diary of a Country Priest, Mouchette). Depardieu plays a tormented rural priest who attempts to save the soul of a young murderess.