- 120 minutes
Directed by: Garth Davis (Lion)
Starring: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor
More an art-house than a faith-based interpretation, Mary Magadene’s story has never been more relevant.
Garth Davis (Lion) gives one of the best-known stories a different spin with this tale of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of the titular Mary Magdalene (Rooney Mara).
A Biblical drama with a stylish high-art look and a timely feminist angle, Mary Magdalene sets out to right historical wrongs by putting Jesus of Nazareth's most famous female follower back at the heart of his story. Mary Magdalene is an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history.
This biblical biopic tells the story of Mary, a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix). She soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to Jerusalem...
"A chic, thought-provoking retelling" - THE TELEGRAPH