“The Apparition” in U.S. Theaters

In Xavier Giannoli’s latest film, out in U.S. theaters on September 7, Vincent Lindon plays a reporter who is hired to investigate a divine apparition.

Vincent Lindon (The Measure of a Man, Mademoiselle Chambon, Welcome) plays Jacques, a highly-regarded reporter for a French daily newspaper who receives a mysterious call from the Vatican. In a small town in Southern France, an 18-year-old girl claims to have seen the Virgin Mary. The rumor spreads and thousands of pilgrims come to pray at the site where the supposed apparitions occurred. While unfamiliar with miraculous phenomena, Jacques agrees to join an investigative committee tasked with getting to the bottom of the events.

The result is a beautiful movie of unrelenting suspense right up to the end, with director Xavier Giannoli (Marguerite, Eager Bodies) exploring the many facets of faith through the dual medium of a canonical investigation and a search for meaning.

U.S. release: September 7, 2018

Runtime: 137 min
Director: Xavier Giannoli
With: Vincent Lindon, Galatéa Bellugi, Patrick d’Assumçao
U.S. distributor: Music Box Films

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