A Catholic Society in Transition: Religion in Recent Quebec Films

March 14, 2016


Hosted by Prof. Adele Reinhartz, 2015-2016 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations

Please join us for conversation and screening of two recent films from Quebec that relate, in different ways, to the rapid transformation of Quebec society from one of the most traditionally Catholic societies in the world to one of the most secular. One aspect of such transformation pertains to relationships to “others” including Jews and to other societies, including Israel/Palestine.

Monday, March 14, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Fulton Hall 230

Félix et Meira (2014; directed by Maxime Giroux). French with English subtitles.
The movie centers on a relationship that develops between a young married Orthodox Jewish woman and a young man in her neighborhood who is mourning his father’s death. The director comments that “It’s a film in French, English and Yiddish. It’s really a Montreal film.” Félix et Meira premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the prize for best Canadian Feature. Movie critics and audiences have praised the film’s sensitive depiction of the Hasidic community.

Event Location: Boston College Fulton Hall 230
140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467

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