Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe nominee debuts in Sedona at Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (January 12, 2017) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the Golden Globe Award Best Foreign Language Film nominee “The Brand New Testament” and “Things to Come” (starring Golden Globe nominee Isabelle Huppert) showing Jan. 20-26 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT
The comedy “The Brand New Testament” was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Catherine Deneuve stars alongside Benoit Poelvoorde in this delightfully funny satire.
God exists, and He’s a bit of a jerk. He lives in a high-rise apartment in Brussels and never gets out of His pajamas. He takes sadistic delight in dreaming up new “laws” to torment humanity, and He’s a petty tyrant to his wife and ten year-old daughter, Ea.
Like her brother before her, Ea has had enough of her Father’s abuse and when she spies the right opportunity, she hacks into His computer and leaks to the entire world — by text message — the only thing he has over them: their inevitable death date.
Ea, after escaping and with her Father in pursuit, gathers apostles and writes her own New Testament to try to fix the mess her Father has made of humanity. Her six apostles — a one-armed woman, a sex maniac, a killer, a woman who has been left by her husband, an office worker, and a gender dysphoric child — learn to celebrate life and love, and provide us with Jaco Van Dormael’s dark, witty and eccentric answer to the loaded question: what would you do if you knew exactly how much time you had left to live?
Critics and audiences are raving about “The Brand New Testament”.
“An insightful comedy with a big heart and even bigger imagination.” — Time Out
“Religiously incorrect but irresistibly funny.” — The Hollywood Reporter
“Irreverent and wildly inventive.” — Variety
“The Brand New Testament” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Jan. 20-26. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Wednesday, Jan. 20 and 25; and 7 p.m. on Sunday and Tuesday, Jan. 22 and 24.
THINGS TO COME
What happens when the life you’ve worked so hard to build falls apart all at once?
Nathalie (Golden Globe nominee Isabelle Huppert, in a radiant performance) is a philosophy teacher with a seemingly settled existence, juggling a rich life of the mind with the day-to-day demands of career and family (including frequent visits to her drama queen mother, played by the legendary Édith Scob). But beginning with the bombshell revelation that her husband of twenty-five years is leaving her, one by one the pillars of Nathalie’s life start to crumble.
For the first time in ages, she finds herself adrift, but also with a newfound sense of liberation. With nothing to hold her back, Nathalie sets out to define this new phase of her life and to rediscover herself.
Winner of the Best Director award at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival, the new film from Mia Hansen-Løve is an uncommonly intelligent, soul-searching look at what it means to create a life of one’s own.
Critics and audiences are raving about “Things to Come”.
“Mia Hansen-Løve and Isabelle Huppert prove a dream partnership in the director’s gorgeous, heart-cradling post-divorce drama.” — Guy Lodge, Variety
“Bracingly intelligent and satisfying … a genuine rarity.” — Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
“Things to Come” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Jan. 20-26. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Wednesday, Jan. 20 and 25; and 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 23 and 24.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.