The Brand New Testament
CAST: Pili Groyne, Benoit Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve DIRECTOR: Jaco Van Dormael TUESDAY FILM SERIES | FRENCH & GERMAN LANGUAGE
God exists, and He’s a jerk. He lives in a high-rise apartment in Brussels and never gets out of His pajamas. He takes delight in dreaming up new “laws” to torment humanity and He’s a tyrant to His wife and ten year-old daughter, Ea. Ea has had enough of her Father’s abuse and hacks into His computer and leaks to the entire world - by text message - the only thing He has over them: their inevitable death date. Jaco Van Dormael’s dark, witty and eccentric film asks: what would you do if you knew exactly how much time you had left to live?
Irresistibly laugh-out-loud and feel-good.Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
Morbid comedy? Meditation on happiness? Theological allegory wrapped inside a silly joke? Maybe a little of all three.Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
This theological farce turns biblical tables and upsets expectations with results as yummy as Belgian waffles.Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune