THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT / LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT

2016 ARCHIVE

Director: Jaco Van Dormael
Cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, Yolande Moreau, François Damiens, Pili Groyne
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, 2015
Language: French with English subtitles
Genre: Comedy
Rating: M, Nudity, offensive language and sexual content
Duration: 112 minutes
Festivals: Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2015, Official Competition

“This film presents a novel, slightly screwball take on the creation story. God’s daughter decides that he is doing a terrible job, so decides to take matters into her own hands and create, you guessed it, a Brand New Testament. A cross between The Matrix and The Truman Show, but set firmly in the realm of magical realism, this is a sweet and funny film that is well worth a look.”
Antonia Prebble

Synopsis

God exists! He (Poelvoorde) lives in Brussels with his wife (Moreau) and daughter, Ea (Groyne), and He’s a real jerk to them both. He lives in an apartment and spends most of his time in a giant office where he controls the world through an old computer. His son, JC, whom you may have heard of, made his escape long ago.

When Ea gets fed up with her father, and with some encouragement from her big brother JC, she decides to leave the nest, find her own apostles, and write her own brand new testament.

But before she makes her escape, Ea hacks God’s computer and leaks to the entire world everybody’s date of death. Her deed causes worldwide panic and God must scramble to fix it before humanity realises it has no need of Him.

Trailer

Screenings/Buy Tickets

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WELLINGTON
Sun 21 Feb 12.00pm D
Mon 22 Feb 8.30pm D
Mon 29 Feb 6.30pm E
Wed 2 Mar 1.00pm D

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sun 28 Feb 12.45pm
Mon 29 Feb 8.30pm
Sat 5 Mar 4.00pm
Wed 9 Mar 4.00pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Wed 2 Mar 6.30pm
Sun 13 Mar 9.00pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Mon 7 Mar 2.00pm
Wed 9 Mar 8.50pm

TIMARU
Thu 3 Mar 8.30pm
Sun 13 Mar 5.20pm

NELSON
Fri 11 Mar 1.30pm
Sun 20 Mar 3.00pm

NEW PLYMOUTH
Thu 10 Mar 4.10pm

TAURANGA
Sat 12 Mar 8.30pm

ARROWTOWN
Sun 27 Mar 1.00pm

PALMERSTON NORTH
Wed 30 Mar 1.30pm
Fri 1 April 6.00pm

HAMILTON
Sat 26 Mar 1.30pm
Sun 10 April 7.30pm

HAVELOCK NORTH
Sat 2 April 8.30pm
Wed 6 April 1.15pm

DUNEDIN
Sat 9 April 8.30pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre