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300 Ratings

Jesus of Montreal

Jésus de Montréal

Directed by Denys Arcand
France, Canada, 1989
Drama, Comedy, Cult


A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors’ lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself.

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Jesus of Montreal Directed by Denys Arcand

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1989 | 2 wins including: Jury Prize

Academy Awards

1990 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

Toronto International Film Festival

1989 | Winner: International Critics' Award

Critics reviews

The secondary theme is one found with the same intensity in certain Jacques Rivette films, one involving the intimate complicity and mutually nurturing camaraderie created among a small group of people doing idealistic, collective theater work. Arcand captures this feeling with a great deal of beauty and clarity, and the film’s major achievements would be unthinkable without it.
July 20, 1990
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