The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) by Jaco Van Dormael (Belgium/France/Luxembourg, 2015, 114 min.). In French and German with English subtitles.
Starring Catherine Deneuve and Benoît Poelvoorde, this outrageous comedy is all about God — who turns out to be an ordinary guy living in Brussels with his daughter, Ea. Fed up with her father’s sadistic treatment of humans, Ea sends a text to everyone in Brussels informing them when and how they will die. Reminded of the preciousness of life, a lonely housewife (Deneuve) leaves her husband to be with her true love — a gorilla.
“A peppy, original and very sweet story … blazing storytelling momentum and a highly creative visual scheme.” — The Guardian