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  • TBC
  • Drama
  • 1970
  • 103 mins

Act of the Heart

Act of the Heart


Quirky Canadian offering about a naïve young farmgirl (Bujold) whose fanatical obsession with Jesus causes her to fall helplessly in love with a priest (Sutherland) and entice him away from his life of piety.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Sharon Acker, Donald Sutherland, Geneviève Bujold, Eric House, Monique Leyrac, Ratch Wallace
  • Director: Paul Almond
  • Writer: Paul Almond
  • Producer: Paul Almond, Jennings Lang
  • Photographer: Jean Boffety

In a nutshell

Although there's an underlying strand of romance, the main theme of the movie is the effect religious fixation can have on impressionable minds, and while the story is scrappy, leading to a hugely disappointing denouement, the central message is conveyed through some superb acting.

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