Act of the Heart Poster

Release Date: March 23rd, 2008

PG|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Zealously devout Christian Martha (Geneviève Bujold) arrives in Montreal to assist widowed mother Johane (Monique Leyrac) with the care of her ailing young son, Russell (William Mitchell). Martha lives with a monastic simplicity, spending her free time singing with a church choir, despite being surrounded by wealthy people. Life becomes more interesting when she develops a crush on handsome priest Ferrier (Donald Sutherland) -- but a spiritual crisis pushes her to make a dangerous confession.

Cast: Geneviève Bujold, Donald Sutherland, Monique Leyrac, William Mitchell

Director: Paul Almond

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Love interest, Marriage, Gripping, Melodramatic, Forbidden love, Passionate, Intense, Son, 1960s, House, Temptation, Sacrifice


Nominated Foreign Film - English Language