Le Pain Vivant (1955)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Le Pain Vivant (The Living Bread) is a paean to religiosity, written by noted Catholic author Francois Mauriac. The principal character is young Therese (Francoise Golea), whose devotion to God supersedes any and all earthly relationships. Atheistic artist Valmy (Jean-Francoise Golea) can neither understand nor appreciate Therese's militant piety. Slowly but surely, Valmy comes to both understand and appreciate, without ever losing the integrity of his beliefs, or lack of same. The mystical nature of the storyline is enhanced by the dreamlike photography of Pierre Ancrenaz.