Director: Garth Davis (Lion)
Cast: Rooney Mara (Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Joaquin Phoenix (Walk The Line), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave)
From Garth Davis (LION) comes this bold new interpretation of the biblical story. 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 charasmatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix), 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 people are drawn to Jesus' inspirational message, Mary's spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead her to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus' destiny and her own place within it.
MARY MAGDALENE brings a unique and fascinating character to the fore and places her at the heart of the greatest origin story of all.
Runtime: 119 mins