The Apparition Opens in Irish Cinemas This Friday 20th July

Posted July 17, 2018 by Suzanne Murray in News
The Apparition
The Apparition

The French drama The Apparition, acclaimed director Xavier Giannoli’s latest feature, opens in Irish cinemas from this Friday, 20th July.

The feature tells the story of Jacques (Vincent Lindon) 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 (Galatea Bellugi) 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.

Director Giannoli’s previous features Marguerite and Superstar were selected for the prestigious Venice Film Festival while his films In the Beginning and The Singer were both In Competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

Wildcard Distribution are releasing the film in Irish cinemas with the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA.

The Apparition will open in the Irish Film Institute this Friday 20th July and tickets can be purchased on the IFI website https://ifi.ie/the-apparition/