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Louisville Jewish Film Festival
March 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$6 – $10
The Jewish Cardinal
A drama based on the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew while converting to Catholicism at a young age and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Catholic Church, Lustiger is appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope John Paul II and finds a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him both friends and enemies. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within Auschwitz, where his mother died, Lustiger finds himself a reluctant mediator between the two communities. Filled with strong performances and a fascinating look behind the scenes at the Vatican, The Jewish Cardinal swept honors and awards in France last year.
French, 90 min.