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Jesus of Montreal

Introduced by Dr Carol O'Sullivan, University of Bristol

About the film

This unconventional Canadian film focuses on an acting troupe hired to stage a Passion play about the life of Jesus. Led by Daniel (Lothaire Bluteau), the actors, all struggling with their own issues, work on a bold interpretation of the Biblical tale that challenges accepted Christian thinking and brings a burst of outrage from the Roman Catholic priests who recruited them. As the story progresses, Daniel's life starts to echo the trials of Jesus in unexpected and poignant ways.

About the speaker

Dr Carol O'Sullivan is Director of Translation Studies in the School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol. Her current research project is a history of the translation of films. She is a recent convert to the wonders of silent film, courtesy of South-West Silents. 

Tickets are £9, and include a glass of wine or juice, and nibbles.