The Jewish Cardinal

Directed by Ilan Duran Cohen | Written by Ilan Duran Cohen and Chantal Derudder

The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church, Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II - and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him both friends and enemies from either group. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities - and may be forced at last to choose his side.

Winner – Grand Prix to Best French TV Drama – Festival de Luchon
Nominated – Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor – Festival de Monte Carlo

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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