FRANCIS: PRAY FOR ME
FRANCISCO – EL PADRE JORGE
2015, 100 min, Dir: Beda Docampo Feijóo

Pope Francis has stirred the hopes of millions around the world since ascending to the papacy in 2013, but before that he was Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a humble Buenos Aires priest. Starring Darío Grandinetti (WILD TALES), this informative biopic traces the prelate’s life and the evolution of his faith as he rises through the ranks of the Catholic Church. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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.


FATHER BROWN
THE DETECTIVE
1954, Sony Repertory, 91 min, UK, Dir: Robert Hamer

Alec Guinness portrays G. K. Chesterton’s mild-mannered but very shrewd detective Father Brown. Pursuing dapper jewel thief Flambeau (Peter Finch) through England and France, Brown is as eager to save the man’s soul as he is to recover the loot. Constantly amusing, with a formidable cast that also includes Joan Greenwood and Bernard Lee (M in the early Bond films) as a police inspector whose patience is sorely tested by the amateur sleuth cleric. “The near-sighted priest, who learns the secrets of unarmed combat from some of the tougher members of his flock, is admirably brought to life by Guinness. His performance, good though it is, does not overshadow a first-class thesping job by Peter Finch as the international thief who likes to collect the rare treasures he cannot afford.” -Variety


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