In movies, the miraculous is nearly always diabolic especially in the many derivatives of the exorcist that find priests delving into manifestations stigmata is a typical example and even all those faithbased gods not deadtype pictures tend to shy. He is currently separated from his wife, the french actress sandrine kiberlain. The apparition, which opens this week in a limited american release, is a very catholic film, although not along the lines of henry kings song of bernadette 1941 or john brahms the miracle of our lady of fatima 1952. The apparition international films independent films. Written and directed by xavier giannoli, with marcia romano and jacques fieschi credited with collaboration, the film tells the story of jacques mayano vincent lindon, a french photographer. Vci is very pleased to present this special classic motion picture, digitally restored from a new hd master. The apparition a lengthy journey of questioning miracles. The french actor vincent lindon has what people call a livedin face. Jacques mayano vincent lindon is a celebrated french journalist who has just returned from an assignment in the middle east that ended tragicallyan explosion killed his close friend and colleague, leaving him with both a painful ringing in his ears and a profound case of survivors guilt. Miracle is a 2004 american sports film about the united states mens ice hockey team, led by head coach herb brooks, portrayed by kurt russell, that won the gold medal in the 1980 winter olympics.
The miracle hunter and the apparition catholic digest. In lapparition, giannoli focus our attention on a worldweary journalist vincent lindon at his best who is sent on a quest for faith which is both personal and professional. Music box films released the new trailer and poster today for the apparition, a suspenseful movie that follows a skeptical journalist who searches for the truth about a possible apparition of the. In xavier giannolis the apparition it looks as if a whole squat lives there. The apparition, a thriller thats also a great film about. How could this young woman lie dead and undiscovered for almost three years. Claude leveque, left, and vincent lindon in the film the apparition. This sounds like the setup for a cgrade ecumenical horror, but theres an ocean of difference between lindons methodical investigator, and. L apparition is a film with many of the prerequisite ingredients to produce a fine. Film profile for vincent lindon, actor, born 15 july 1959. The result is a film that intrigues in its initial stages, with cannes best actor winner vincent lindon the measure of a man delivering another gary cooperesque stoical turn, but then overstays. Film searches for truth about an apparition of the virgin. But the movie, directed by xavier giannoli, in fact aims for tragedy which it nearly achieves and enigmatic spirituality and heres where theres a problem. Ballad of narayama the ballad of narayama is a japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty.
As he matures vincent lindon, 55, who was named cannes best actor for his role as. While staying at home in an unsuccessful attempt to process the trauma, he is summoned by a french. Today lourdes is visited by 5 million catholics a year, and several miracles. In xavier giannolis new movie, an intrepid reporter is asked by the vatican to compile a report on a reputed miracle. Hes not yet sixty, but is already so creased with care that its hard to imagine him in the springtime of his. Lindon was a lover of princess caroline of monaco from 1990 to 1995. Vincent lindon in official trailer for religious drama. Surely the most romantic movie about cheating ever made. Lengthy in its 144minute running time, the film is anchored in its compelling performances and test of faith in the catholic church. Vincent lindon celebrity profile check out the latest vincent lindon photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. Vincent lindon born july 15, 1959 in boulognebillancourt, hautsdeseine is a french actor who has been active for more than 25 years.
Cannes best actor winner vincent lindon stars in writerdirector xavier giannolis story of a reporter investigating a young french woman who claims to have seen the virgin mary. Unlike the horrorthriller genre one might expect from a church story titled the apparition, the drama tells the story of a journalist investigating a young woman who claims to have miraculously been visited by the virgin mary. Her film, a wisp of a romance set against the bright lights of the city of lights, doesnt just refuse to condemn its heroine for her spontaneous act of unfaithfulness. Join facebook to connect with vincent lindon and others you may know. Xavier giannoli on the apparition, christian love, vincent lindon. Severely traumatised by the recent brutal death of a friend during a stint in syria, lindons character badly needs the comfort that a spiritual awakening might bring. The film has been shortlisted for the grierson award for best documentary at the lff. With vincent lindon, galatea bellugi, patrick dassumcao, anatole taubman. In the film, charcot is played by vincent lindon, but he has little of charcots imposing austere stature, which has been called. Vincent lindon born 15 july 1959 in boulognebillancourt, hautsdeseine is a french actor who has been active for more than 25 years. The apparition, a thriller thats also a great film about faith. The story follows investigative journalist jacques mayano vincent lindon as he is tapped by the vatican to participate in the investigation of an alleged appearance of the virgin in. There is something about french actor vincent lindons face which somehow manages to give any film hes ever been involved in gravitas and urgency, no matter what the subject matter may be. Music box films has released an official us trailer for an indie religious drama title the apparition, which premiered at a few minor film festivals earlier this year.
Vincent lindon was born on july 15, 1959 in boulognebillancourt, hautsdeseine, france as vincent alfred fernand lindon. Vincent lindon born 15 july 1959 is a french actor and filmmaker. Lapparition bande annonce 2018 vincent lindon film. Cannes best actor winner vincent lindon stars in writerdirector xavier giannolis the. The american teams victory over the heavily favored soviet professionals in. His reputation as an impartial investigator attracts the attention of the vatican, who recruit him to lead a committee to explore the legitimacy of a saintly apparition in a. The film is seen through the eyes of jacques vincent lindon, a reputable french investigative journalist, who is called in by the vatican to. Jacques vincent lindon, a top french journalist, is recruited by the vatican to investigate a young womans supernatural. Vincent lindon in official trailer for religious drama the apparition. The french actor vincent lindon has one of the great faces in modern cinema. Jacques vincent lindon is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in france.
A grand prize award winner at the international cannes film festival. His reputation as an impartial investigator attracts the attention of the vatican, who recruit him to lead a. While staying at home in an unsuccessful attempt to process the trauma, he is summoned by a french cardinal to the vatican for a topsecret meeting. Xavier giannolis the apparition begins in the middle east with a blinding light. Music box films has released an official us trailer for an indie religious drama title the. Instead, the focus is on herb brooks kurt russell, a veteran hockey coach. Those films told the stories of the two most famous apparitions of our lady 1858 in france and 1917 in portugal. At a time when movies are shamelessly aimed at the young male demographic, heres a film with a whole team of hockey players in their teens and early 20s, and the screenplay hardly bothers to tell one from another. Lapparition bande annonce 2018 vincent lindon film francais. French director xavier giannoli on the apparition, christian love, directing vincent lindon exclusive opening in france in february, the apparition hits the unifrance paris rendezvous as one of its bestsold titles.
Vincent lindon plays jacques, a journalist whose best friend and. My notes on the french film the apparition, due in uk cinemas august 3. French director xavier giannoli on the apparition, christian love, directing vincent lindon. His reputation as an impartial investigator attracts the attention of the vatican, who recruit him to lead a committee to explore the legitimacy of a saintly apparition in a small french villagea true canonical investigation. The apparition investigates the strange phenomenon of. The church would rather ignore a miracle than validate a sham.779 840 836 15 27 89 1516 1027 1599 1384 755 1564 1368 120 675 1119 1484 1255 1433 810 1453 1340 563 603 1037 967 942 215 233 1448 138 129 1578 668 768 345 582 1248 746 1366 1082 173 79 560 1272 206 570 331