Jewish cardinal

Jewish cardinal

Category: Main Competition, Narrative Feature.

Age limitations : 12+

Ilan Duran Cohen

Jewish cardinal(2013)

Country: France

Duration: 96 min

Director: Ilan Duran Cohen

Genre: Biography

Screenplay: Chantal Derudder, Ilan Duran Cohen

Producer: Joey Phare, Ilan Duran Cohen

Operator: Christophe Gray

Composer: Nathaniel Meca

Editor: Fabrice Roy, Elif Uluengin

Cast: Laurent Lucas, Aurelien Rekuan, Audrey Dana, Pascal Greggory, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet 

Category: Main Competition, Narrative Feature

Age limitations : 12+


The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church, Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II - and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him both friends and enemies from both groups. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities - and may be forced at last to choose his side.

Rewards and nominations

  • Luchon International Film Festiva Francel 2013 - Winner: Pyrénées d'Or Best TV Movie