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Watch: New Trailer For Golden Globe Nominee And Oscar Contender ‘The Brand New Testament’

Watch: New Trailer For Golden Globe Nominee And Oscar Contender 'The Brand New Testament'

Our first impression of Jaco Van Dormael‘s “The Brand New Testament” came from the above image, released circa the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight where it premiered, and it’s certainly an arresting visual. To be honest, we didn’t otherwise give much thought to the Catherine-Deneuve-ape-movie, as it became known around the office, but the joke is on us because with the year winding down, the film has become a major awards season contender.

READ MORE: Karlovy Vary Review: ‘The Brand New Testament’ With Catherine Deneuve Gently  Blasphemes With Wit And Style

Nominated for a Golden Globe, and on the Oscar shortlist for Best Foreign Film, the movie also stars Benoît Poelvoorde, Yolande Moreau, François Damiens and Pili Groyne, and tells an alternate theology tale in which God exists, and lives in Brussels. Here’s the synopsis: 

God exists!
He lives in Brussels. He’s a real bastard, odious with his wife and daughter. We know a lot about his son, but very little about his daughter. Her name is Ea and she’s ten years old. One day, she revolts against her father, hacks his computer and leaks to the entire world their inevitable date of death by SMS… 

Catching up with the movie at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Jessica Kiang called it “silly, sweet-natured and stylish.” No word yet on when the movie might drop stateside, but check out the new international trailer below.

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