Mary
Filmfest 2006

A sharply observed rejoinder to those who cynically exploit faith in God for money, power and fame... Tony Childress, a sneering, self-promoting filmmaker, has just finished a Resurrection opus starring himself as Christ and Marie Palesi as Mary Magdalene. Shot in Israel, the experience is so devastating for Marie that she abandons her career and begins a life of simple devotion to God in Jerusalem. Tony returns home seeking to stir up controversy around the film, especially between Orthodox Jews and their neighbors in New York City, in order to sell tickets... Noah Cowan, 2005 Toronto International Film Festival

tags: Feature film

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Modine, Heather Graham, Marion Cotillard

Credits

Director: Abel Ferrara