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Divine Doubt Film Season

The National Gallery will run their Divine Doubt Film Season from 24 September to 12 November and will explore the fragility of faith and see characters on the ultimate search for truth.The season will kick off with Lourdes, which has won awards and Venice, Vienna, and Warsaw film festivals, and explores themes of faith, doubt, death, and hope. In Cries and Whispers the legendary Ingmar Bergman goes deep into finding the strength of the soul. Middle of October will see, Wooden Crosses, which was hailed by the New York Times as one of the greatest motions pictures in history. The season closes with Jeanne la Purcelle Part II: The Prisons directed by Jacques Rivette, in which Rivette uses such stark realism that the film’s message is more poignant that ever. Each film will also be accompanied by a short film.

These are just a few of snapshots of some of the films featured in the series, and tickets are beyond reasonable at only £6 (£5 for concession). You can see the entire list below and go the Nation Gallery’s website for tickets and more info on the event.

Film Listing:

24 September
Lourdes

(Jessica Hausner, 2009) colour, 99 min, cert U
SHORT: The Periwig Maker
Steffen Schäffler, 1999, 15 min

1 October
Cries and Whispers
(Viskningar och rop)
(Ingmar Bergman, 1972) colour, 91 mins, cert 18
SHORT: La legende de la Pierre qui tourne
(The Legend of Turning Stone)
Mélanie Climent, Élodie Fraysse, and Émilie Frezet, 2006, 7 min

8 October
Ordet

(Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955) B&W, 119 mins, cert 12
SHORT: Le silence sous l’écorce (The Silence Beneath the Bark)
Joanna Lurie, 2010, 13 min

15 October
Les Croix de bois
, (Wooden Crosses)
(Raymond Bernard, 1932) B&W, 110 mins
SHORT: I Dreamt of Flying
Alex Bland, 2007, 4 secs,

22 October
The Song of Bernadette

(Henry King, 1943) B&W, 156 mins, cert U
SHORT: A Record of Life
Owen Gatley & Luke Jinks 2mins, 30 secs

29 October
In Memory of Me

(Saverio Costanzo, 2006) colour, 114 mins, cert U
SHORT: La migration des arbres (Trees migration)
Joanna Lurie, 2005, 3 minutes 23 seconds

5 November
The Burmese Harp

(Kon Ichikawa, 1956) B&W, 116 mins, cert 12
SHORT: The Tale of How
Blackheart Gang, 2006, 4 min 28 seconds

12 November
Jeanne la Purcelle Part II: The Prisons

(Jacques Rivette, 1994) colour, 176 minutes, cert PG
SHORT: Alma
Rodrigo Blaas, 2009, 6 mins



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