The Apparition

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France | 2018 | 144 minutes | Xavier Giannoli

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Jacques (Vincent Lindon), a respected journalist, is recruited by the Vatican for an unusual assignment: to investigate a young girl's claim that she has been visited by the Virgin Mary, which has turned her small French village into a media circus. Digging through the conflicting reports from believers and skeptics, Jacques gradually uncovers hidden motivations and machinations, discovering a truth that will change his view of the world.

Showcasing more than 17 films from five countries and four continents, our 7th French Cinema Now features legendary directors like Agnès Jaoui, Laurent Tirard, and Xavier Giannoli working alongside the new wave of filmmakers such as Meryem Benm'Barek, Victor Saint Macary, Ian Lagarde, and Carine Tardieu.

  • Original Language Title: L’Apparition
  • Director: Xavier Giannoli
  • Principal Cast: Vincent Lindon, Galatéa Bellugi, Patrick d'Assumçao, Anatole Taubman
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 144 minutes
  • Producer: Olivier Delbosc
  • Screenplay: Jacques Fieschi, Xavier Giannoli, Marcia Romano
  • Cinematographers: Eric Gautier
  • Language: French, Italian, English
  • Has Subtitles: Yes