Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
Both films end with the shadow of a cross on a white wall.
Stories about priests trying to establish themselves in a city that doesn't accept them.
Still from this film is shown.
The felt pen used by the main character in The Last Alchemist is the same as the pen used by the main character in Diary of A Country Priest, and the scenes where he writes on the paper are filmed in the same way.
For Bresson film lecture by Hou Xiaoxian.
The scene in which Ewa walks into the confessional, turns and looks into the camera, was inspired by Diary of a Country Priest. Director James Gray admitted.