DVD Review: The Convent (French, 1995) - A Manoel de Oliveira Film Release by Shemaroo Entertainment in India

By Ekta Kumari

The Convent

Mumbai, July 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) In the French mystery drama film The Convent, Michael (John Malkovich), an American professor, travel with his beautiful wife Helene (Catherine Deneuve) to a Portuguese monastery to prove his theory that Shakespeare was actually of Spanish Jewish origin. The host at the convent is the sinister Balter, who becomes infatuated with Helene. A classic battle of good versus evil ensues as the flirtation between the two develop leaving the viewer wondering which one of these characters is the Devil himself.

Cast & Crew:

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Leonor Silveira, Luis Miguel Cintra
Screenply, Dialogue, Director: Manoel de Oliveira,
Produced by: Paulo Branco
Editing by: Manoel de Oliveira / Valérie Loiseleux
Country: France
Genre: Mystery
Directed by: Manoel de Oliveira

OFFICIAL SELECTION

•    Cannes film festival
•    New York film festival

DVD Features:
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Aspact Ratio: 16:9
Colour
PAL
Duration: 87min
Region 5
MRP: 349/-
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