Carmel Jewish Film Festival - Drama Night
THE JEWISH CARDINAL
Venue: Golden Bough Playhouse, Carmel
Film: 2 pm
Panel Discussion: 3:45 pm
Reception: 4:30 pm
This film tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church, Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope John Paul II. In an early interview as archbishop, he said: "I was born Jewish, and so I remain, even if that is unacceptable for many. For me, the vocation of Israel is bringing light to the goyim. That is my hope, and I believe that Christianity is the means for achieving it."
Lustiger made his position a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him both friends and enemies from each group. But when Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities and may be forced at last to choose his side.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Grand Prix for Best French TV Drama, Festival de Luchon
Nominated Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor at Festival de Monte Carlo
Official Selection, Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels
"This movie is a brilliant human connection between beliefs and history. The film captures awesome scenes in the Vatican, dialogue with Pope John Paul II, and the wonderful relationship developed between Lustiger and the Pope. A must-see for all who would like a peek into history as never before."
Golden Bough Playhouse (View)
Monte Verde St between 8th. & 9th. Ave.
Carmel, CA 93921
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|