She is one of the most transformative yet misunderstood women in history, alternately vilified as a sinner and canonized as a saint. For the first time, the incredible story of Mary Magdalene is told through her own eyes. In the first century A.D., the free-spirited Mary (Rooney Mara) flees the marriage her family has arranged for her, finding refuge and a sense of purpose in a radical new movement led by the charismatic, rabble-rousing preacher Jesus (Joaquin Phoenix). The sole woman among his band of disciples, Mary defies the prejudices of a patriarchal society as she undergoes a profound spiritual awakening and finds herself at the center of an earth-shaking historical moment.
"MARY MAGDALENE MOVED ME IN A WAY THAT NO PREVIOUS FILM ABOUT CHRISTIANITY EVER HAS."
- Barry Hertz , Globe and Mail
"A CREATIVE, RELEVANT, AND REVERENT FILM ABOUT MARY MAGDALENE, A DEEPLY SPIRITUAL WOMAN FOR ALL AGES."
- Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"THIS FILM HONORS THE MAGNITUDE OF ITS SUBJECT WITH VIRTUE OF ITS OWN."
- Don Shanahan, Every Movie Has a Lesson
Directed by Garth Davis
Written by Helen Edmundson, Philippa Goslett
Starring Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Language: English and in Hebrew with English subtitles
Rated: PG: violence