OF GODS AND MEN - Screening Friday April 13, 2012
Eight 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 in 1996.
Rotten Tomato Reviews 4 1/2 stars
The Guardian Review: "A profound and immaculately acted movie explores the eternal questions of faith and human strengths and weaknesses."
MARGARET: I'm giving it three and a half stars. I think there's some wonderful stuff in it.
DAVID: I think it's a marvellous film. I'm giving it four and a half. This was, for me, the best film screened at Cannes last year.