The Brand New Testament

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Film at the 2016 Maine International Film Festival! A Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film this year, 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 son is known well; 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 ten 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 director Jaco Van Dormael’s  (The Eighth Day, Toto le Heros, Mr. Nobody) witty and eccentric answer to the loaded question: what would you do if you knew exactly how much time you had left to live? “Wildly inventive”—Peter DeBruge, Variety. “Irresistibly laugh-out-loud and feel-good.”—Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter. In French with English subtitles. Unrated. 115 Min.