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The Brand New Testament
Saturday 8th April
in the Village Hall Starring: Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve
Doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30pm
Duration 1hr 52 mins Rated: U, English subtitles
‘The Brand New Testament’ is an irreverent black comedy and off the wall fantasy. Jesus Christ’s kid sister lives with her dad (God) and her mum in a city apartment in Brussels in the present day. She is sick of God's cruel and violent ways and aged ten puts an end to it by freezing his computer and fleeing the apartment into the city.
Her last act before sabotaging her evil Dad’s computerised plan is to text the whole world with their individual dates of death as ordained by God. This causes an immediate media storm and then huge changes as each person becomes certain of the precise length of their life.
It is a wild romp as the young girl sets out, with a homeless man as scribe, to find another half dozen disciples to supplement the twelve of her big brother (Jesus Christ); and to write “The Brand New Testament” based on details of ordinary people's lives.
The storytelling is exquisite: gloriously inventive, big-hearted, quirky and original. This is 5 star entertainment for 15 and up.