fatima movie review - Aussieboyreviews
HOW POWERFUL AND LIFE-CHANGING IS THE STORY OF FAITH IN FATIMA?
Fatima is an extremely powerful, effective and memorable faith drama that’s going to attach tightly to you. Based on historical events, this film is about children who have visions of the Virgin Mary, likely to have believers come closer to God and faith.
During WWI, three young shepherds living in Fátima, Portugal, claim they’re experiencing visions of the Virgin Mary, while their doubting family and aggressive government officials try to silence them.
Director: Marco Pontecorvo
Cast: Stephanie Gil, Joaquim de Almeida, Alejandra Howard, Goran Višnjić, Sônia Braga, Jorge Lamelas, Joana Ribeiro
Writer: Marco Pontecorvo, Valerio D’Annunzio, Barbara Nicolosi
Release Date (Australia): 3 September 2020
Runtime: 113 minutes/1h 53m
Country: Portugal, USA
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film contains depictions of war and hell.
The film includes a scene of war violence in which several men are shot by guns and arrows.
PG-13 (for some strong violence and disturbing images)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Fatima is extraordinarily powerful and moving, definitely a presentation of historical events that will bring believers closer to God and faith. This may seem like your typical but true story of the children being right and the grown-ups not believing them, but it’s very affecting, uplifting and well-constructed in depicting the events of young shepherds who meet the Virgin Mary.
The three young child characters enrolled by under-noticed and talented actors are definitely the stars of the movie. Other than the brilliant cinematography and the beautiful shots from the work of masterful director Marco Pontecorvo, the performances from the leading cast are extremely memorable.
Fatima’s execution is utterly astounding, which is honestly a fair surprise considering it’s foreseeable that the screenplay is actually kind of weak. Somehow, the cast’s performances and Pontecorvo’s direction heightened the impact of the film and lead it to be more compelling. If it weren’t for the final result, Fatima probably would’ve failed.
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