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



  • Festival Spotlight

    Full House 25/08/2018 (Sat)
    Tickets available at screening venue on screening date 28/08/2018 (Tue)


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