THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT
LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT
2015, 113 min, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Dir: Jaco Van Dormael

According to director Jaco Van Dormael’s (MR. NOBODY, TOTO THE HERO) surreal satire, those hoping to find God should focus their search on an apartment building in Brussels, where the deity (Benoit Poelvoorde) spends his days making human life more difficult. His daughter (Pili Groyne) hopes to put a stop to this and sets off to recruit some new apostles (Catherine Deneuve among them). “A religiously incorrect but irresistibly funny work of the imagination.” - Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter. In French with English subtitles.


SCOUTING FOR ZEBRAS
LES RAYURES DU ZÈBRE
2014, Films Distribution, 80 min, Belgium/France, Dir: Benoît Mariage

José Stockman (Benoît Poelvoorde) is a Belgian soccer scout scouring the Ivory Coast for top players; he thinks he’s found one in Yaya Koné (Marc Zinga). But when the rookie’s tryout for the Zebras team doesn’t go smoothly, both men have to rethink their assumptions about the game. Collaborating for the third time with writer-director Mariage, Poelvoorde strikes just the right tone as the opportunistic but humane sports agent, producing laughs without obscuring the film’s deeper issues. “A darkly comic post-colonial satire with real heart.” - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter.


LES RAYURES DU ZÈBRE
2014, Films Distribution, 80 min, Belgium, Dir: Benoît Mariage

José Stockman (Benoît Poelvoorde) is a Belgian soccer scout scouring the Ivory Coast for top players who thinks he’s found one in Yaya Koné (Marc Zinga). But when the rookie’s tryout for the Zebras team doesn’t go smoothly, both men have to rethink their assumptions about the game. Collaborating for the third time with writer-director Mariage, Poelvoorde strikes just the right tone as the opportunistic but humane sports agent, producing laughs without obscuring the film’s deeper issues. “A darkly comic post-colonial satire with real heart.” - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter


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