The Apparition

A journalist is sent by the Vatican to investigate a young girl claiming to be visited by the Virgin Mary.

France 2018
  • Czech
137 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Jacques is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial and talented investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican who recruits him for a special task; taking part of a committee to investigate the veracity of a saintly apparition in a small French village – a true canonical investigation. Upon his arrival, he meets the young and sensitive Anna who claims to have personally witnessed the apparition of the Virgin Mary. A profound devout, she’s garnered an impressive following in the village and is torn between her faith and the many solicitations she receives. Confronted with opposing views from clergy members and sceptics in the group, Jacques gradually uncovers the hidden motivations and pressures at work and sees his beliefs system profoundly shaken.

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Director: Xavier Giannoli
Screenplay: Xavier Giannoli, Jacques Fieschi, Marcia Romano
Cinematography: Éric Gautier
Sound: François Musy, Renaud Musy
Editing: Cyril Nakache
Production Design: Riton Dupire-Clément
Producer: Olivier Delbosc
Costumes: Isabelle Pannetier
Cast: Vincent Lindon, Galatéa Bellugi, Patrick d'Assumçao, Anatole Taubman, Elina Löwensohn, Gérard Dessalles, Bruno Georis, Claude Lévèque, Alicia Hava, Candice Bouchet
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.