Jacques (Vincent Lindon) is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial and talented investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican who recruits him for a special task; taking part of a committee to investigate the veracity of a saintly apparition in a small French village – a true canonical investigation.
Upon his arrival, he meets the young and sensitive Anna (Galatéa Belugi) who claims to have personally witnessed the apparition of the Virgin Mary. A profound devout, she’s garnered an impressive following in the village and is torn between her faith and the many solicitations she receives.
Confronted with opposing views from clergy members and sceptics in the group, Jacques gradually uncovers the hidden motivations and pressures at work and sees his beliefs system profoundly shaken.
Premiers August 30th with Icelandic and English subtitles!
“Beautifully executed and wonderfully acted.” -Linda Marric, HeyUGuys
“An involving and intelligent entertainment.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“[A] peculiar yet provocative film, which exerts a slow, mesmeric pull.” -Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post
“Intimately epic storytelling… keeps the viewer on the edge.” – Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
“A captivating inquiry into the ever-fluctuating area between belief and doubt, truth and lies.” -Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa