Director: Luis Bunuel
A brilliant, masterly and ambiguous film about a poor and humble priest, whose attempts to live a life of Christian values and piety are confounded at every turn.
With an intense and moving performance by Francisco Rabal at it's centre, Nazarin is one of Bunuel's greatest works.
Ironically, for one of cinema's most celebrated anti-Catholic athiests, Nazarin was ambiguous enough to win the International Catholic Cinema Office Award, and to this day remains on the Vatican's '50 Great Films' list.
Winner of Grand Prix Internationale prize, 1959 Cannes Film Festival.
Mexico. 1958. B&W. 94 mins.
"A stunning work of philosophy and theology ...a quietly devastating work of art." TV Guide