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  • TBC
  • Drama
  • 1970
  • 103 mins

Act of the Heart

Act of the Heart

About

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