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Mary Magdalene (2018)

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Drama
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Director
Garth Davis
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Cast
Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ariane Labed, Ryan Corr, Shira Haas, Tahar Rahim, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Hadas Yaron, Tsahi Halevi, Tawfeek Barhom, Charles Babalola

Synopsis

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.

This is the latest project from director Garth Davis, who previously made the Best Picture nominee Lion. Principal photography ran from September to December 2016.

This film was originally to be distributed by the Weinstein Company before the Harvey Weinstein scandal. In the aftermath, it was announced the studio will no longer release Mary Magdalene and producers are looking for another distributor. As such, the movie was pulled from the U.S. release schedule. The date on this page is the U.K. release date.

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