Surprise screening!

Entirely unexpected film last Friday night. We had ordered “Monsiour Lazhar” but when we opened the parcel from the distributor it was an entirely different film, “Of Gods and Men”, a French film about an order of Trappist monks, whose members include Christian (Lambert Wilson) and Luc (Michael Lonsdale), who live among the Muslim population in a quiet corner of Algeria. As the country is plunged into civil war in the mid-1990s, the men of God must decide whether to stay among the impoverished residents who have been their neighbors, or flee the encroaching fundamentalist terrorists. The situation that unfolds, based on actual events, has tragic consequences.
Of Gods and Men
This was a good film, although a little slow for some of the audience’s tastes. Overall, it scored 3.75 out of 5.