Jesus of Montreal

Jesus of Montreal (Denys Arcand, 1998) Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Johanne-Marie Tremblay

I thought this was superficial. Actor's suffering, identifying with Jesus, is in parallel with the play the actor is in.

Creating a band of actors hired to modernize a Passion play within the film, Mr. Arcand needs to balance satire and seriousness with the greatest daring and delicacy. And for the first hour, before it gives in to leaden, self-conscious Christ imagery, Jesus of Montreal succeeds. Caryn James, NYTimes review.

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