THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT

LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT

By Jaco VAN DORMAEL

BAC CINEMA - as PROD

Black comedy - Completed 2015

When Ea gets fed up with her overbearing father (who happens to be God), she decides to follow in her older brother's footsteps by leaving the house, gathering her own apostles, and writing her own testament.

Festivals
& Awards

EFA 2015
Nomination : European comedy - Won : European Production Designer
Sitges FF 2015
Won : Best Actress
Haugesund - Norwegian IFF 2015
Won : Audience Award
Haifa IFF 2015
Won : Best International Film
Magritte Awards 2016
Won : Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Original Score
Palm Spring Fest. 2016
Nomination : Best Narrative Feature
Lumiere Awards 2016
Nomination : Best French-Language Foreign Film
Gopo Awards 2016
Nomination : Best European Film
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Black comedy, Comedy
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM, FRANCE, LUXEMBOURG
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jaco VAN DORMAEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Jaco VAN DORMAEL, Thomas GUNZIG
    • EIDR 10.5240/DCDD-BCBF-FF93-71FA-A6AF-P
    • Producer(s)
    • Daniel MARQUET (TERRA INCOGNITA FILMS), Olivier RAUSIN (CLIMAX FILMS), David GRUMBACH (BAC CINEMA)
    • Synopsis
    • Set in Jaco Van Dormael’s native Belgium, The Brand New Testament is a surreal comedy
      in which God is a real life character who lives in Brussels. On Earth though, God is a
      coward, with pathetical morals and odious with his family.
      His daughter, Ea, is bored at home and can’t stand being locked up in a small apartment in
      ordinary Brussels, until the day she decides to revolt against her dad, hacks his computer
      and leaks to the entire world their fatale date of death, causing everyone to suddenly have
      to think about what to do with the days, months, years they have left to live…
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