- Created: Friday, 28 August 2020 21:14
- Published: Friday, 28 August 2020 21:14
- Written by Lupe R Haas
In her first leading role, young Spanish actress Stephanie Gil plays Lucia in FATIMA, the true story of the three children who saw apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. She tells CineMovie about her experience working on the film and the Miracle of the Sun event that changed a country.
Originally intended for release in 2017 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the miracle, the FATIMA movie about hope and prayer is more relevant today more than ever. FATIMA star Stephanie Gil carries the religious-themed movie as a young newcomer, a big task considering what the real children endured when they were not believed about the apparitions, and jailed for refusing to recant. She discusses the significance of the movie, and working with Goran Višnjić and Joaquim de Almeida (“Queen of the South”).
Picturehouse's FATIMA is now playing in movie theaters and available on VOD.
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. Based on real-life events and starring 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 Piano, The Irishman), Fatima is an uplifting story about the power of faith. 113 Minutes | Rated PG-13