Monday, December 07, 2009

Film: The 13th Day

My wife and I attended a screening of the recently released film, The 13th Day: a film that portrays the events surrounding the legendary apparitions of Mary in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. I largely agree with Steve Greydanus' review. While at times, we found the acting to be a bit hollow and contrived, the cinematography of the film is simply amazing. The film does not portray every detail of the story, but it is still quite effective. Here's a clip:

It helps to be familiar with our theology of redemptive suffering to understand the many references to suffering in the film and its importance.


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