A couple of observations on Robert Bresson's "Diary Of A Country Priest".
Bresson's narrative device and structure is very similar to a famous horror novel. Which one, you ask? The one that Mr. Stoker wrote. Very odd, isn't it? (The Toothy Count's story is also being blogged.)
Doesn't Claude Laydu, who plays the young priest, bear a strong resemblance to Johnny Cash, circa 1954? (A gentler Johnny Cash.)
The Wiki on the film has some good links, so I won't link to any other page related to this film. Here's a great profile of Bresson, the "patron saint of Cinema".