THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT
God exists, and He’s a bad guy. He lives in a high-rise apartment in Brussels and never gets out of His pajamas. He takes sadistic delight in dreaming up new “laws” to torment humanity, and He’s a petty tyrant to His wife and ten year-old daughter, Ea. Like her brother before her, Ea has had enough of her Father’s abuse and when she spies the right opportunity, she hacks into His computer and leaks to the entire world—by text message—the only thing He has over them: their inevitable death date.
Ea, after escaping and with her Father in pursuit, gathers apostles and writes her own New Testament to try to fix the mess her Father has made of humanity. Her six apostles —a one-armed woman, a sex maniac, a killer, a woman who has been left by her husband, an office worker, and a gender dysphoric child—learn to celebrate life and love, and provide us with Jaco Van Dormael’s dark, witty and eccentric answer to the loaded question: what would you do if you knew exactly how much time you had left to live?
The Brand New Testament (Belgium, 2015)
Written by: Thomaas Gunzig, Jaco Van Dormael
Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael
With: Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve
Runtime: 116 min
The Brand New Testament opens on December 9, 2016 in Los Angeles at the Landmark Nuart Theatre and in New York at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema. For more information click here.
- Opens December 9th in Miami, FL, at the MDC Tower Theater and at the UM Cosford Cinema
- Opens December 9th in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at the Gateway Theater
- Opens December 9th in Boca Raton, FL, at FAU Living Room
- Opens December 23rd in Lakeworth, FL, at Lakeworth Playhouse
- Opens January 13th in Daytona, FL, at Cinematique