Apparition, The (2018): French Feature

The Apparition, written and directed by Zavier Giannoli, is a French drama about a lapsed Catholic journalist whose agnostic beliefs are shaken while investigating a teenage girl’s claims of seeing the Virgin Mary.

Vincent Lindon plays Jacques, a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial and talented investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican.

He is recruited for a special task, taking part of a committee to investigate the veracity of a saintly apparition in a small French village – a true canonical investigation.

Upon his arrival, he meets the young and sensitive Anna who claims to have personally witnessed the apparition of the Virgin Mary. A profound devout, she’s garnered an impressive following in the village and is torn between her faith and the many solicitations she receives.