The Brand New Testament

2015 | Belgium, France, Luxembourg | NR | 110 min.


The Buzz Fri, Jul 29, 2016 9:00 PM
State Theatre Sat, Jul 30, 2016 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Official Selection: Narrative
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Release Year:2015
Runtime:110 min.
Production Country:Belgium
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Pili Groyne
Benoit Poelvoorde
Catherine Deneuve
Francois Damiens
Yolande Moreau
Director:Jaco Van Dormael
Produced by:Olivier Rausin
Jaco Van Dormael
Screenwriter:Thomas Gunzig
Jaco Van Dormael
Cinematography:Christophe Beaucarne
Editing By:Herve de Luze


Imagine God as an overbearing crank, shuffling around in a bathrobe, yelling at his family, and plotting ways to torment humanity, and you’ll get an idea of Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael’s wicked sense of humor. What if the “Son of God” story we’re used to hearing was suddenly about the “Daughter of God”—and what if she was a bratty, rebellious 10-year-old living in Brussels? Strap yourself in for this wildly inventive satire that follows God’s daughter, Ea, as she hacks her dad’s computer and sends a text to everyone on Earth giving them the exact date and time of their death. As humans grapple with the fallout of “DeathLeaks,” God must leave his comfort zone to restore order...or at least His version of it. Toying with ideas of fate and free will with a cheeky smirk, this smart, irreverent, appropriately offensive comedy is a rare treat for slapstick fans and the philosophically inclined alike.