From acclaimed director Luis Bunuel, comes another tale about morality and the church.
Nazarin is one of Brunuel's quartet of adaptations of the great 19th century Spanish writer Benito Perez Galdos, and, with Simon Of The Desert forms the best of his explorations of religion.
The story, told in the manner of a Christian parable, is about a humble and unworldly priest who attempts to live by the precepts of Christianity, but is despised for his pains. The film was ambiguous enough to win the International Catholic Cinema Office Award - a supreme irony for the cinema's most famous anti-Catholic atheist - and also won the Grand Prix Internationale at the 1959 Cannes film festival//
The theme of the impossibility of leading a pure Christian life was further explored in Viridiana (1961).