THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT (15)

Date Time
Mon 16th May 7.45pm
Tues 17th May 7.45pm

Dir: Jaco Van Dormael | Belgium / France / Luxembourg | 2015 | 113 mins | French w/English Subtitles Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde

As soon as you see the still of Catherine Deneuve in bed with a gorilla – you know this will be an interesting ride! Belgian visionary Jaco Van Dormael’s (Toto the Hero, Mr. Nobody) fantastical black comedy situates God in modern-day Brussels. Petty and vindictive, he giggles as he forces toast to land jam-side down and ensures queues last for ages. Then his 10-year-old daughter Ea and son “JC” form a plan: to create a brand new testament, sending a text message to everyone on earth to let them know. Flamboyant and outré, van Dormael’s satire has room for humanity and optimism.

“God’s not dead, just useless, in a sweet and blasphemous satire” **** Jordan Hoffman, Guardian

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