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Event details

Reception 19.30 / Film 20.30

INTRODUCED BY FILM DIRECTOR ILAN DURAN COHEN

Attending this event

Ilan Duran Cohen

Ilan Duran Cohen is a French film director and writer, living and working in Paris. He has written 4 novels, and written and directed films that have shown at the Sundance and Venice Film Festivals (Confusion of Genders and Grand Sons).

Films screening at this event

The Jewish Cardinal

original title
Le métis de Dieu
Director
Ilan Duran Cohen
Country
France
Year
2012
Duration
96 min

“Laurent Luaxs embodies with emotion and spirit the internal turmoil of his character… fascinating, even for the most atheist of viewers.” – Télérama

“Full of charm.” – Le Nouvel Observateur

Gripping, star-studded historical drama which tells the real-life story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the Jewish-born head of the French Church and close confidant of Pope John Paul II.

A maverick outsider whose courage marks both his theology and his personal life, Lustiger never hides his Jewishness – even when it is used, with increasing frequency, to bring him down.

With artful cinematography, a star-studded cast and possibly the most mischievous portrayal of a pontiff in cinematic history, The Jewish Cardinal is a tour de force about what it means to walk the tightrope of faith and identity.