ARTS & LEISURE

Multi-awarded French film ‘Of Gods and Men’ hits Romanian screens

The heartbreaking film is based on the true story of a group of French monks who were massacred and beheaded in a Cistercian monastery in Algeria in events that remain mysterious and controversial.
Nine French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay… come what may. This film is loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, from 1993 until their kidnapping and barbaric murder in 1996.


The film was awarded the Grand Prix and the Ecumenical Jury Prize at 2010 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated at many international festivals. At the 36th annual Cesar Awards last Friday, “Of Gods and Men” won three awards -  Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Michael Lonsdale) and Best Cinematography.


Director: Xavier Beauvois

Screenplay: Etienne Comar

Cast: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach, Jacques Herlin
Genre: History, drama


the film runs as of today at:

Hollywood Multiplex

Mall Vitan, Calea Vitan 55-59, Phone No: 0213277020


Movieplex Cinema Plaza

Plaza Romania – 26, Blvd. Timisoara, phone no: 0214078300

The Light Cinema

151-171, Soseaua Progresului (Liberty Center), phone no: 0213699740, 0213699797


Cinema City Cotroceni

AFI Palace Cotroceni – 4, Vasile Milea Blvd. phone no: 0214070000


Cinema City Sun Plaza

391, Calea Vacaresti nr, phone no: 0213860600

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