14-20 November 2016

Sous le soleil de Satan (Under the Sun of Satan)

Maurice Pialat

  • Sous le soleil de Satan  (Maurice Pialat)
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A controversial winner of the Cannes Palme d'Or, where it was celebrated and reviled in equal measure, this film is a study in evil and divine grace. Gérard Depardieu plays a parish priest exiled to a small French village, where his faith is tested by his encounters with a horse trader who may be Satan and a village girl (Sandrine Bonnaire) looking for redemption. A stark, rigorous adaptation of the novel by Georges Bernanos.


  • Country France
  • Year 1987
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 97 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language French
  • Subtitles Catalan
  • Production company Erato Films, Films A2, Flach Film, Action Films
  • Producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier
  • Screenplay Sylvie Danton, Maurice Pialat
  • Photography Willy Kurant
  • Editor Yann Dedet
  • Music Henri Dutilleux
  • Actors Gérard Depardieu, Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat, Alain Artur, Yann Dedet, Brigitte Legendre


Festival de Cannes - Palme d'or


25/11, 22.00 h — Filmoteca de Catalunya 8/12, 18.30 h — Filmoteca de Catalunya