|Format:||2 x two hours, HD|
Paz Vega (SPANGLISH)
Andreas Pietschmann (HINDENBURG, SUN ALLEY)
|Directed by:||Giacomo Campiotti|
|Produced by:||Lux Vide S.r.l., Tellux-Film GmbH, Bayrischer Rundfunk, RAI Fiction, Telecinco Cinema in association with Beta|
MaryVirgin. Mother. Mystery.
Chosen for a fate unlike any other
Mary, Mother of God. What young woman would be able to rise every morning, to work in the olive groves, to laugh and chat with her friends, if she knew that these three little words – Mother of God – would one day be appended to her name? Yet there is one such young woman, Mary. Astonished by the role she is asked to play in the coming of the Messiah, she unwaveringly fulfills the mission assigned to her from on high.
In this respectful approach to the life of the Virgin Mary, the film lets the viewer share in the mystery and adventure of a young girl upon whom a great role is suddenly thrust. From the Annunciation to Easter Sunday, all the stations of Mary's life are portrayed, all the joys and the sorrows. Helping to weave the emotional tapestry of her life are the men and women around her, the foremost being Joseph, Mary's husband, a man of flesh and blood who is called upon to believe in the uniqueness of Mary's destiny, and to forego many of the rights and privileges of marriage.
With Mary's friend Magdalene, we follow the path of a fascinating secondary character who is blinded by the dazzling opulence of King Herod's court and seduced by the king's dissolute daughter-in-law Herodias into committing various misdeeds – the moving account of a sinner who ultimately repents and becomes the first woman follower of Christ alongside Mary.