Mary Magdalene

Phoenix's Jesus is softly, tactilely loving. Davis brings you close enough to almost feel the weave of his clothes.

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Mary Magdalene

She is one of the most transformative yet misunderstood women in history, alternately vilified as a sinner and canonized as a saint. For the first time, the incredible story of Mary Magdalene is told through her own eyes.

In the first century A.D., the free-spirited Mary (Rooney Mara) flees the marriage her family has arranged for her, finding refuge and a sense of purpose in a radical new movement led by the charismatic, rabble-rousing preacher Jesus (Joaquin Phoenix). The sole woman among his band of disciples, Mary defies the prejudices of a patriarchal society as she undergoes a profound spiritual awakening and finds herself at the center of an earth-shaking historical moment. Boldly challenging received wisdom, Mary Magdalene is a rapturous, moving account of a miraculous woman who risked everything to follow her faith.

R
Genre
Drama, Women and Film
Runtime
120
Language
English
Director
Garth Davis
Producer
Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Liz Watts
Writer(s)
Helen Edmundson, Philippa Goslett
Cast
Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim, Irit Sheleg, Ariane Labed, Denis Ménochet, Lubna Azabal, Tchécky Kary, Hadas Yaron, Ryan Corr
FEATURED REVIEW
Paul Whitington, Irish Independent

I liked the matter-of-fact way Davis tells this extremely familiar story: we're given a real sense of what his followers sacrificed and risked, a woman most particularly. Chiwetel Ejiofor is very good as a measured, calculating Peter, but it's Mary who emerges here as Christ's most unwavering friend ...

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