MediaFilm & Cinémathèque Québécoise present Jésus de Montréal

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Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal) (1989)

Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal)

Director: Denys Arcand Run Time: 120min Genre(s): Drama

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Summary:

The Passion Play has been a success for more than 40 years at a Montreal church, but the old-fashioned staging has made modern audiences restless. When the priest in charge hires a young troupe of actors to stage a revised and more inventive version, things don’t go exactly as planned.

Combining religion and some unconventional theories about Jesus, the troupe’s work begins to ruffle some feathers in the Catholic church, even as the life of main actor Daniel (Bluteau) starts to mirror the Messiah’s journey in unexpected and poignant ways.

Told with sharp humour and heart, the film received critical acclaim and won numerous awards, including the Genie for Best Picture and the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cast: Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Rémy Girard, Gilles Pelletier
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - 14A
New Brunswick - 14A
Newfoundland and Labrador - 14A
Nova Scotia - 14A
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - 14A
Prince Edward Island - 14A
Québec - 13+
Saskatchewan - NR
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): French

Venue: La Cinémathèque québécoise

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: French

Guest(s): Johanne-Marie Tremblay

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. Elevator accessible.

Address:
La Cinémathèque québécoise, 335 boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, Montréal, QC, H2X 1K1
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