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Madwoman of God - Multilingual DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB546896
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Language:  English, French
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2009
Running Time:  116:30
Closed Captions:  Yes

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A story of the passion between a nun and God, her “divine spouse,” Jean-Daniel Lafond’s film paints an astonishing portrait of Marie de l’Incarnation, a mid-seventeenth-century mystic who abandoned her son and left France to build a convent in Canada, where she became the first female writer in New France.

A religious adventure story, the film shows actress Marie Tifo seeking to inhabit this unusual role. Using a script by Jean-Daniel Lafond, she tackles the nun’s incandescent writing and her candid letters to her son. The documentary fuses actress and role, past and present and takes us on a truly extraordinary historical and artistic journey. This DVD includes the original French version and the French version with English subtitles.

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