Quite possibly the weirdest awards contender of the year is The Brand New Testament, Jaco Van Dormael's absurdist comedy that has been best recognized by the above image featuring Catherine Deneuve and an angry ape. What the f**k is she doing with an ape in her bedroom? Check out the new trailer and find out.
This strange little story imagines that God exists and is living in Brussels. Okay, that's cool, but he's also kind of a jackass and uses his powers cooking up petty rules like making sure the phone rings as soon as you get in the bathtub. What a dick!
The film has been nominated for a Golden Globe and may be selected as a finalist for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Film category so despite its oddball premise critics have really taken a liking to it. Here's the official synopsis:
He lives in Brussels. He’s a real bastard, odious with his wife and daughter. We know a lot about his son, but very little about his daughter. Her name is Ea and she’s ten years old. One day, she revolts against her father, hacks his computer and leaks to the entire world their inevitable date of death by SMS…
No word on if this will get a stateside release or not but let's hope so.