About the film
The Jewish Cardinal
Release Date: January 24, 2013
|Production Companies||:||ARTE France Cinéma, ARTE, A Plus Image 4|
|Director||:||Ilan Duran Cohen|
|Writers||:||Ilan Duran Cohen, Chantal Derudder|
The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church, Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope John Paul II―and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him both friends and enemies from either group. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities―and he may be forced, at last, to choose his side.