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The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018)

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Jacques (Vincent Lindon) is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican, who recruit him to lead a committee to explore the legitimacy of a saintly apparition in a small French village-a true canonical investigation. Upon his arrival, he meets the young novitiate Anna, who claims to have personally witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary. She's garnered an impressive following in the village but is torn between her faith and the many solicitations she receives. Confronted with opposing views from clergy members and skeptics, Jacques finds his belief system profoundly shaken as he works to uncover the hidden motivations and pressures at work.

Cast

Vincent Lindon
as Jacques Mayano
Patrick d'Assumçao
as Père Borrodine
Anatole Taubman
as Anton Meyer
Elina Löwensohn
as Docteur de Villeneuve

Critic Reviews for The Apparition (L'apparition)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

Overstays its welcome and fails to deliver in the final stretch.

February 13, 2018 | Full Review…

There's a sense of intrigue here, but Giannoli struggles to sustain our interest.

August 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Setting this investigator to work, the film takes an awfully long time to deliver a standard report on how people yearn for something to believe in.

August 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Narrative non sequiturs abound, as does corny dialogue ...and an entirely unconvincing sense that Anna and Jacques are spiritually intertwined.

August 6, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A flawed but heartfelt film about the mysterious workings of divine grace, and things that can't entirely be explained away.

August 3, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

At best, The Apparition has the tingling, drawn-out, truth-game suspense of a Costa-Gavras movie.

August 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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