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Films & Schedules - OF GODS AND MEN


Sat, Feb 12, 2011
at 8:15 PM (WH)
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DIRECTOR: Xavier Beauvois - FRANCE

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, Beauvois’ film explores the mysteries and consequences of faith as it tells the harrowing true story of a brotherhood of French monks in North Africa who find themselves threatened by Islamic extremists during the Algerian Civil War of the 1990s. Given to providing medical care and support to their Muslim neighbors and tending their garden, their life of service is one of peace and harmony until armed insurgents arrive, and they find themselves faced with an impossible decision: to flee or to stand their ground and fulfill their spiritual mission. Fundamentalism meets fundamentalism. “Magnificently photographed by cinematographer Caroline Champetier in compositions that suggest Renaissance paintings, Of Gods and Men is a poetic, austerely beautiful triumph.”—New York Film Festival. (122 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Nord (91), Don’t Forget You’re Going to Die (95), To Mathieu (00), The Little Lieutenant (05).

This year’s French submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

In Arabic and French.

Sponsored by Alliance Française de Portland, TV5Monde, and with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.


Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature, French Language, History.

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