THE JEWISH CARDINAL

Directed by Ilan Duran Cohen | Written by Ilan Duran Cohen and Chantal Derudder
US release date: April 11, 2014
Directed by Ilan Duran Cohen | Written by Ilan Duran Cohen and Chantal Derudder
With Laurent Lucas, Aurélien Recoing, Audrey Dana
96 min, Biography, France, 2013

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


Opens in New York on April 11, 2014 at Cinema Village

This film may not be shown in all US cities, please check your local listings for exact showtimes and places.

US Distribution: Film Movement

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