The Jewish Cardinal

The Jewish Cardinal

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 1:00 PM

A dramatic clash of ecclesiastical politics and spiritual soul-searching, The Jewish Cardinal is the remarkable true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger (born Aaron), the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who converted to Roman Catholicism as a teenager, while maintaining his Jewish Identity.

He later joined the priesthood and quickly rose within the ranks to become the leader of the French church and close personal advisor to Pope Jean Paul II. A maverick outsider, he utilized his dual identity to advance Jewish-Catholic relations, a unique platform that earned him both friends and enemies.

Festivals and Awards

  • Winner - Grand Prix prize Festival de Luchon
  • Winner - Grand Prix, Best French TV Drama - Festival de Luchon
  • Nominated - Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor - Festival de Monte Carlo

Event Details

Film Info

Year 2012
Country France
Director Ilan Duran Cohen
Cast Laurent Lucas, Aurelien Recoing, Audrey Dana
Runtime 90 min
Language French with English subtitles

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