Under the Sun of Satan
aka Sous le soleil de Satan
First screened in April 2004 / Most recently screened in April 2012
Director: Maurice Pialat. Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat, Jean-Christophe Bouvet, Alain Artur, Yann Dedet, Brigitte Legendre, Jean-Claude Bourlat, Philippe Pallut, Pierre D'Hoffelize, Corinne Bourdon, Thierry Der'ven, Vincent Peignaux. Screenplay: Sylvie Danton and Maurice Pialat (based on the novel by Georges Bernanos).

Twitter Capsule: Eerie, muscular, hypnotic. Conjures divinity as a fathomless mystery, cruel myth, and brute, tactile fact.

VOR:   On short list of greatest modern films about belief and its trials. Scrupulous about mood, environment. Maybe a stereotype of arthouse austerity, but give it a shot.

Photo © 1987 Gaumont/Erato Films/Films A2/
Flach Films/Action Films/CNC

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'or (Best Picture)

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