“God made you to be a mother.” “I’m not made for that life.” “Then what are you made for?” The biblical drama stars Rooney Mara in the “re-imagined” retelling of the story of ‘Mary Magdalene,’ who became a close friend of Jesus Christ (Joaquin Phoenix) before he was crucified. “The women are too afraid to be baptized with the men.” “Mary go to them, be my hands.”
“Mary, you are my witness.” “I’ll be with you till the end.” In the stylish new take on the classic story, the film chronicles Jesus’ story through the view of Magdalene, According to the official synopsis, Mary leaves her home behind “to join a radical new social movement” led by Jesus, “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.”
“Are [women] so different from men you must teach us different things?,” Mary asks. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family and she soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to Jerusalem. “You love my son, don’t you? You must prepare yourself like me.” “For what?” “To lose him.” “Whatever happens now is what God has asked of him.”
“I’ll be with you, until the end.” “It’s not right that he has raised you up to lead us.” “The world will only change if we change. I will not be silent, I will be heard.” ‘Mary Magdalene’ is directed by Australian filmmaker Garth Davis from a screenplay written by Philippa Goslett and Helen Edmundson. The film also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter, Tahar Rahim as Judas Iscariot, Ryan Corr as Joseph, as well as Ariane Labed. Because of issues with The Weinstein Company the film has been pulled from the 2018 calendar, but it will still open internationally in the spring.
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