The Jewish Cardinal

Maine Jewish Film Festival 2014 Satellite Screening

The true story of Aaron Jean-Marie Lustiger, a son of Polish-Jewish immigrants who maintains his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age and joining the priesthood. In 1981 Pope John Paul II appoints him the Archbishop of Paris, a position that offers the cardinal a prominent new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew. But reconciling his Catholic faith and Jewish heritage earns him as many enemies as friends. A fascinating drama filled with intelligence and gentle humor. 90 min. In French with English subtitles.

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