In surreal, teasingly blasphemous Belgian fable The Brand New Testament, God is a grumpy bully who lives in a Brussels high-rise and gets his kicks tormenting humanity.
God exists. But he’s a grumpy bully who lives in a Brussels high rise and gets his kicks tormenting humanity with his endless laws of universal annoyance. Then his rebellious 10-year-old daughter, Ea (Pili Groyne), hacks his computer and takes away his power by releasing the death dates for every living person. With her father in pursuit, the escaping Ea sets about recruiting six apostles and writing her own New Testament.
Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael‘s surreal, teasingly blasphemous fable The Brand New Testament is consistently playful and amusing. And surprising, too. Who ever thought they would see Catherine Deneuve in bed with a gorilla?
Certificate 15. Runtime 115 mins. Director Jaco Van Dormael
Brand New Testament debuts on Sky Cinema Premiere on 12 April.