The Apparition



Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 8:00pm
Friday, Nov. 9 at 3:30pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

Jacques (Vincent Lindon) is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican, which recruits him to lead a committee to explore the legitimacy of a saintly apparition in a small French village — a true canonical investigation. On his arrival, he meets the young novitiate Anna (Galatéa Bellugi), who claims to have personally witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary. She’s garnered an impressive following in the village but is torn between her faith and the many solicitations she receives. Confronted with opposing views from clergy members and skeptics, Jacques finds his belief system profoundly shaken as he works to uncover the hidden motivations and pressures at work. The Guardian praises “The Apparition” as a “heartfelt film about the mysterious workings of divine grace, and things that can’t entirely be explained away.”

144 min.
English, French & Italian

Directed by

Xavier Giannoli



Film Category

International Spotlight Robert French and French-Language Focus




Drama Mystery