2020 | USA, Portugal | 112 mins | M Violence
- Director: Marco Pontecorvo
- Writer: Valerio D’Annunzio, Barbara Nicolosi, Marco Pontecorvo
- Cast: Joaquim De Almeida, Harvey Keitel, Goran Visnjic, Sônia Braga, Joana Ribeiro, Stephanie GilLúcia Moniz, Alejandra Howard, Jorge Lamelas, Marco D’Aleida
- Drama World Cinema
Fatima is told simply but emotionally, prioritizing the sensorial reality of the children’s world and the people inhabiting it. This devotion to the ‘real’ makes the holy vision palpable and plausible. RogerEbert.com
In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins claim to witness the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to World War I.
As secularist government officials and Church leaders try to force the children to recant their story, word of the sighting spreads across the country, inspiring religious pilgrims to flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle.
honors those who stand by their convictions. That its role models are children makes the message all the more remarkable. Variety