As we travel on a journey of faith through Christ's passion, death and resurrection, this podcast series - 'Lent and Easter at the Movies' - takes us to the cinema as Fr Peter Malone MSC relates a series of thought-provoking movies to the day's Gospel reading.
One MP3 review is released for the Sundays of Lent and Easter. We also have a podcast for each day of Holy Week and other key dates.
"Chocolat tells the story of people in a French village in 1959. The mayor really lets people know [that he is virtuous]. In the end it's too much for him and and he's rather repressed himself and indulges in chocolates - he's revealed as something of a hypocrite. Jesus actually says if you do parade yourself then you are a hypocrite."
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Fr Peter's review
Chocolat - Review 116.50 kB
Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).
Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.