Jesus of Montreal

14/02/2018 11:22 am

As we travel on a journey of faith through Christ's passion, death and resurrection, this podcast series - 'Lent and Easter at the Movies' - takes us to the cinema as Fr Peter Malone MSC relates a series of thought-provoking movies to the day's Gospel reading.

One audio review is released for the Sundays of Lent and Easter. We also have a podcast for each day of Holy Week and other key dates.

Third Sunday of Lent

Jesus of Montreal (1989)

"Jesus of Montreal is very much a film showing a portrait of Jesus via excerpts from a Passion Play but also a contemporary story where the central character is a Christ-figure and does 'Jesus-like' things that people can recognise and understand the meaning of the Gospel. Here is a film by a director brought up a Catholic, from Montreal, who said in a documentary 'you can't do a Jesus film as we don't know enough about him' who has produced this very fine Jesus film."


You can listen to the podcast using the audio player in the top right-hand corner of this page. Right-click on the link below the player to download.

Fr Peter's review

Jesus of Montreal - Review 42.50 kB

Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).


Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.