The road to hell is paved with pious good intentions in this painterly, nerve-shredding version of the notorious 18th century supernatural classic from Lemming
director Dominik Moll. Vincent Cassel excels as Ambrosio, an abandoned infant raised by priests who has matured into a powerful and respected soldier of the Lord thanks to his unshakeable faith. ‘Satan only has the power we grant him,’ he argues. Why then is he plagued by blinding headaches and a recurring dream in which a woman in red is seen praying in the sunlight? The answer lies at the heart of a thunderous, torrid gothic tale in which Ambrosio’s convictions are tested to the limit.
We are delighted that director Dominik Moll will introduce and take part in a Q&A following the screening on Sunday 19 February (20.20).