The Jewish Cardinal


Film runs
Sat, Jan 11
Mon, Jan 20

The Jewish Cardinal
Le Métis de Dieu | Ilan Duran Cohen, 2012
France | French with English subtitles | 100 minutes

New York Premiere!

Director Ilan Duran Cohen in person for Q&A on January 11 + 14!

The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, son of Polish-Jewish immigrants to France, 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 in 1981 by Pope John Paul II, and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him friends and enemies from both groups. A fascinating drama full of intelligence and gentle humor. A Film Movement release.

Series: New York Jewish Film Festival 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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