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by Xavier Giannoli


Jacques 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 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.

international title: The Apparition
original title: L'Apparition
country: France
sales agent: Memento International
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Xavier Giannoli
film run: 140'
release date: FR 14/02/2018, DK 26/07/2018, NL 26/07/2018, EE 24/08/2018, PL 24/08/2018, HU 30/08/2018, LT 7/09/2018, ES 21/09/2018, PT 11/10/2018, IT 11/10/2018, DE 13/12/2018
screenplay: Xavier Giannoli
cast: Anatole Taubman, Vincent Lindon, Patrick d'Assumçao, Geoffroy De La Taille, Aurore Broutin, Axelle Simon, Sandrine Ferraro, Galatea Bellugi
cinematography by: Eric Gautier
film editing: Cyril Nakache
art director: Riton Dupire-Clément
costumes designer: Isabelle Pannetier
producer: Olivier Delbosc
associate producer: Emilien Bignon
production: Curiosa Films, France 3 Cinéma
distributor: Memento Distribution, CINEMA, September Film Distribution Netherlands, Spentzos Film, Vertigo Media, Alambique, OÜ, Vercine, Filmperlen

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