The Brand New Testament - (Le Tout Nouveau Testament)

Saturday, Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 10, 5:05 p.m.

Director: Jaco Van Dormael
Country: France/Belgium/Luxembourg
Year: 2016
Runtime: 113 minutes
Language: French and German with English subtitles

The Brand New Testament begins with one simple conceit: God exists! He lives in Brussels and he’s a real bastard, a petty tyrant to his wife and daughter. His well-known son, JC, managed to escape his father’s grasp and live among us, getting himself killed in the process. But God has a daughter, too. Ea is 10 years old and has had enough of her father using humanity as his playthings. When she spies the right opportunity, she hacks into his computer and leaks to the entire world via text message their inevitable date of death. What follows is Jaco Van Dormael’s witty and eccentric answer to the loaded question: What would you do if you knew exactly how much time you had left to live?

Principal Cast: Pili Groyne, Benoit Poelvoorde, Yolande Moreau, Catherine Deneuve, Laura Verlinden, Didier De Neck, Serge Lariviere, Francois Damiens, Romain Gelin, Marco Lorenzi

Writers: Thomas Gunzig, Jaco Van Dormael
Producers: Jaco Van Dormael, Olivier Rausin, Daniel Marquet                       Cinematographer: Christophe Beaucarne
Editor: Herve De Luze
Music: An Pierle