The Priest and the Girl

Directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
Year: 1966
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

Suggested by the poem "O Padre e a Moça" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade. In a small town in Minas Gerais, the arrival of a young priest causes a commotion in the conservative atmosphere of the place, aggravated by the sudden attraction this priest feels for a beautiful girl. This forbidden love affair soon turns into an unbridled passion. THE PRIEST AND THE GIRL opens like a well-crafted Western, but slowly morphs into a breathtaking existential purgation.

Helena Ignez
Paulo Jose
Mário Lago

Directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade