Lilies is set in a Quebec prison in 1952. Jean Bilodeau, the local bishop, is brought to the prison to hear the confession of Simon Doucet, a dying inmate. But Doucet in fact has a very different revelation for Bilodeau.
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If you happen to have ever gotten fondled by a priest (hey, it happens), this film will either be a very healing experience for you or else it might make you lose control of your bowels. Basically it's well made, but boy did it make me long for Derek Jarman's irascible, pungent, stiff-jawed, unapologetic Epic Theater. It is to "Sebastiane" and "The Garden" what Roger Moore is to Daniel Craig.