105min - 35 mm - Color - 1.66 - Dolby SRD - Drama
Original language :French


Julie Sokolowski
Karl Sarafidis
Yassine Salime
David Dewaele


Director: Bruno Dumont

Producer : Jean Brehat, Rachid Bouchareb & Muriel Merlin
Production Company : 3B PRODUCTIONS
Co-production Companies : ARTE France CINEMA – CRRAV Nord Pas de Calais – LE FRESNOY- ZDF – ARTE – HERBSTFILMS Produktion

Screenplay : Bruno Dumont
Director of photography : Yves Cape
Sound : Philippe Lecoeur & Emmanuel Crozet
Editing : Guy Lecorne

Festivals & Awards

2009 :
Toronto IFF "Special Presentations" FIPRESCI PRIZE
NYC IFF "Main Slate"
San Sebastian IFF "Official Selection"
Morelia IFF "Special Presentations"
London IFF "French Revolutions"
Tomorrow IFF - Moscow "In Competition"
All About Freedom IFF Poland Main section
Thessaloniki IFF "independence days"
Cineuropa in Saint-Jacques de Compostelle
Cinéma Européen Extrême

2010 :
Tromso IFF In competition
Rotterdam IFF "Spectrum"
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Dublin IFF
"first Look" Crossing Europe in Linz
Panorama Europe French Film Fest in Vienna
French Film Festival in Japan
Hong kong IFF "Auteurs"
Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Cyprus Film Days Main Section
Istanbul IFF
From the world of Festival
Taipei IFF "City Visions"
Transilvania IFF "Super Nova"
Schermi d'Amore Film Festival in Verona In Competition
Skopje IFF
Era New Horizons IFF
Panorama Sarajevo IFF
Espoo Cine IFF
Motovun IFF
Quito IFF
ljubljana IFF
Kolkota IFF

2012 :
Fribourg IFF


a film by :Bruno Dumont

Shocked by the blind, ecstatic faith of Hadewijch, a young novice, the mother superior sends her packing from the convent. Hadewijch once again becomes Céline, 20, the daughter of a French minister. Her passionate love of God, her rage and her encounter with Yassine and Nassir lead her, between grace and madness, off along dangerous paths.

French Synopsis :

Choquée par la foi extatique et aveugle d'Hadewijch, une novice, la mère supérieure la met à la porte du couvent. Hadewijch redevient Céline, parisienne et fille de Ministre. Sa passion amoureuse pour Dieu, sa rage et sa rencontre avec Yassine et Nassir l'entraînent, entre grâce et folie, sur des chemins dangereux.


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