The Prayer (La prière)
Dir: Cédric Kahn
France, 2018, 107min, DCP
Cast: Anthony Bajon, Damien Chapelle, Alex Brendemühl
Addicted, the shy Thomas washes up in a religious sanctuary at the French Alps. While prayers and hard labor seem fail to kick his drug habit, the romantic encounter with the beautiful daughter of a charitable family invigorates his rehabilitation. In captivating cinematography of majestic landscapes and weathered faces, Cédric Kahn’s Berlin competition entry explores the crude uphill battle faced by junkies on the path to recovery. A poignant character study of an addict transforming from a lost vagrant into an atoning altar boy – a true believer, or if Catholicism simply another form of addiction?
2018 Berlin International Film Festival, Silver Bear for Best Actor
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- The Grand Cinema (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- Broadway Hollywood (Venue)
- UA Cine Moko (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Grand Windsor Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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