Today marks Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of the Easter season. While there might not be a classic Easter movie quite yet, there’s still no shortage of movies that chronicle stories of faith and believing in honor of this season. Just in time to join the ranks of this genre comes the trailer for “Fatima.”
The film, which is based on true events, chronicles the story of a young shepherd and her two cousins in Fatima, Portugal. The young children report visions of the Virgin Mary. Despite pressure from both the Catholic Church and the government to recant their statements, they refuse to do so and stand strong. Word spreads and inspires thousands of pilgrims to travel to the site of their visions in hopes of a bit of a miracle themselves.
Take a look at the official synopsis for “Fatima” below:
In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of 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. What they experience will transform their quiet lives and bring the attention of a world yearning for peace.
The movie stars Joaquim de Almeida (“Queen of the South”), Goran Višnjić (“Beginners”), Stephanie Gil (Terminator: Dark Fate) and Lúcia Moniz (“Love, Actually”), with Sônia Braga (“Aquarius”) and Harvey Keitel (“The Irishman”).
“Fatima” drops in theaters on April 24. Take a look at the newest trailer below. Perhaps it’ll be a perfect activity between an Easter church service and the traditional ham for dinner.