2019 | Garth Davis | UK | English | CC available upon request | 120 min | R
Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.
“MARY MAGDALENE moved me in a way that no previous film about Christianity ever has.” — Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com
“MARY MAGDALENE is in many ways an act of love, an effort to tell its story both freshly and honestly, with fidelity to Scripture.” — John Anderson, America Magazine
“The film approaches Mary Magdalene with sensitivity at Terrence Malick speed giving the audience plenty of time to absorb Garth Davis’ eye-opening film about the often misunderstood disciple of Christ.” — Joe Friar, The Victoria Advocate