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Original name: Magnificat
English name: Magnificat
Year: 2023
Run time: 97 mins
Language: French
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: France
Director: Virginie Sauveur
Producers: Josselyn Bossennec, Bertrand Cohen, Bruno Levy, Stéphane Meunier
Cast: Karin Viard, François Berléand, Nicolas Cazale, Anaïde Rozam
Screenplay: Virginie Sauveur, Nicolas Silhol
Cinematographer: Noemie Gillot
Editor: Thibaut Damadei
Sound Designer: Mathieu Leroy, Benjamin Rosier, Eric Bonnard
Music Composer: Nathaniel Mechaly
Production Company: Move Movie, Terence Films, Orange Studio
World Sales: Orange Studio


  • CINEMANIA Francophone FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2003 Quelques Jours Entre Nous (Short)
  • 2003 Alice Ou Le Cul Des Autres (Short)

Director's Biography:

Virginie Sauveur

Virginie Sauveur started her course in film after graduating from ESRA. Joining K'ien Productions in 1998 as a production assistant, Sauveur swiftly pivoted towards screenwriting, showcasing a natural talent that captured industry attention. In 2001, Arte recognized her potential, granting Sauveur the opportunity to write and direct Quelques Jours Entre Nous in 2003. The film went on to win Grand Prize at Luchon IFF. Virginie has directed multiple TV Movies, and series. Magnificat is her debut feature.


When an elderly priest dies, the people in charge of his diocese discovered that it was a woman. Without anyone suspecting it, she had been practising her vocation for years. Dismayed, the bishop decided to launch an investigation and asked the chancellor of the diocese to find out how, why and with what complicity such a deception was possible.