A first official look at Fatima, the upcoming drama movie directed by Marco Pontecorvo based on a script he co-wrote with Valerio D’Annunzio and Barbara Nicolosi and starring Harvey Keitel, Goran Visnjic, Sônia Braga, Joaquim de Almeida, Lúcia Moniz, Stephanie Gil, Joana Ribeiro, Alba Baptista, Ana Moreira, Marco D’Almeida, Simão Cayatte, Dinarte de Freitas, João Arrais, Carla Chambel, Alejandra Howard, Gabrielle Fleck, Catarina Mira, Margarida Cardeal, Filipa Areosa, Ivo Alexandre, Madalena Aragão, and Jorge Lamelas:
Update: The first movie trailer is now available online:
“A powerful and uplifting drama about the power of faith, Fatima tells the story of a 10-year-old shepherd and her two young cousins in Fátima, Portugal, who report seeing visions of the Virgin Mary. Their revelations inspire believers but anger officials of both the Church and the secular government, who try to force them to recant their story. As word of their prophecy spreads, tens of thousands of religious pilgrims flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle. What they experience will change their lives forever.”
Have you ever heard about Our Lady of Fátima? Cute fairy tale!
The release date of the movie Fatima is set to April 24, 2020.
Stay tuned with us for more details.
The official press release from Picturehouse:
October 27, 2019 – LOS ANGELES – Picturehouse has acquired all North American distribution rights to Fatima, a feature film starring Stephanie Gil (Terminator: Dark Fate), Lúcia Moniz (Love, Actually), Joaquim de Almeida (“Queen of the South”) and Goran Visnjic (Beginners) with Sonia Braga (Aquarius) and Harvey Keitel (The Piano). The announcement was made today by Bob Berney and Jeanne R. Berney, co-heads of Picturehouse, and James T. Volk, chairman and founder of Origin Entertainment, which produced the film along with Elysia Productions and Rose Pictures.
Directed by Marco Pontecorvo and written by Pontecorvo & Valerio D’Annunzio and Barbara Nicolosi, Fatima is produced by James T. Volk, Dick Lyles, Stefano Buono, Maribel Lopera Sierra, Rose Ganguzza, Marco Pontecorvo and Natasha Howes. The film features the original song “Gratia Plena” (“Full of Grace”) performed by Andrea Bocelli and composed by renowned Italian composer Paolo Buonvino.
Fatima is the second feature directed by Pontecorvo following the award-winning drama Pa-ra-da. His numerous credits as a cinematographer include HBO’s blockbuster series “Game of Thrones” and “Rome” and John Turturro’s feature Fading Gigolo.
“Marco Pontecorvo has created a beautiful and inspirational film telling the emotional story of three young children whose visions captured a nation at a time when World War I was ravaging Europe,” said Bob Berney and Jeanne R. Berney in a joint statement. “We are extremely excited to bring this film to North American theatergoers.”
“It is amazing to realize that in 1917, before television, the internet or any reliable mass communication, 70,000 people gathered at this remote site to witness an anticipated miracle,” said Volk. “It’s truly a remarkable story, based on real events, and we are excited to partner with Picturehouse in the release of this film.”
“Fatima is not a film about religion,” added Ganguzza. “It is a film about the power of faith in times of conflict and turmoil.”