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Hadewijch: God What a Beautiful Poster

This isn’t news per se, just wanted to point out the French poster for Bruno Dumont’s Hadewijch – which happened to be my last film screened at TIFF, and for those who have the opportunity, I would suggest a great double bill with Jessica Hausner’ Lourdes in the mix.

This isn’t news per se, just wanted to point out the French poster for Bruno Dumont’s Hadewijch – which happened to be my last film screened at TIFF, and for those who have the opportunity, I would suggest a great double bill with Jessica Hausner’ Lourdes in the mix. Lourdes takes a very low-key comedic approach to questions of faith with Sylvie Testud playing a demoralized skeptic – you can tell by the look in her eyes, one of the only body movements she can control, that she views religious faith as something abstract and solely for the weak minded. Then you have Dumont’s film, a 180 degree switchover with the lead actress Julie Sokolowski in an almost amorous rapport with the one above. The poster artwork (which IFC Films shouldn’t bother re-touching or changing) gives a strong sense of that very strong attachment.

Hadewijch Bruno Dumont French Poster

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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