Léon Morin, Priest12A
In Nazi-occupied France, a devoted priest finds himself drawn to a young, sexually frustrated widow whose relationship with God has entirely diminished. Jean-Paul Belmondo delivers an astutely sensual performance as the hot-under-the-collar man of the cloth in Jean-Pierre Melville’s triumph of atmosphere and innuendo.
‘Miraculous cinema, even for heretics.’
Geoff Andrew, Time Out
‘A poetic, spiritual film exploring with elegance and simplicity the great human dilemmas in the context of one of 20th Century’s France’s greatest challenges — the Occupation.’
What else is on?
Today (Saturday 26th November)
Tomorrow (Sunday 27th November)
The Night of Counting the Years Cert-TBC1h 42m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!