2005

 

Mary

A film by Abel Ferrara

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It takes courage to walk in the truth...

 

Independent director Tony Childress (Matthew Modine) casts himself as Jesus Christ in This is My Blood, the film within Abel Ferrara’s film, Mary. With the gifted actress Marie Palesi (Juliette Binoche) as his Magdalene, all seems well until the shoot wraps and she refuses to accept that filming is over. Instead of returning with Tony to New York, she travels alone to Jerusalem to continue her spiritual journey inspired by her role.

 

A year later in Manhattan, Ted Younger (Forest Whitaker), a network TV journalist is in the midst of a week long special investigating the life and times of Jesus Christ. While his show is receiving high ratings, he and his wife (Heather Graham) are about to face a personal crisis which they are unprepared for spiritually or emotionally. As Tony’s film is about to premiere, they must confront spirituality in a personal way.

 

Moving between New York, Rome and Jerusalem, controversial director Abel Ferrara elicits extraordinary performances to reveal the truth behind the mystery and legend of Mary Magdalene, in resonant, revelatory and effortless style.

 

Mary won the Grand Special Jury Prize at the 2005 Venice Film Festival.

Grand Prize

Venice Film Festival
2005

Official Selection

Venice Film Festival
2005

Official Selection

Toronto Film Festival
2005

Official Selection

San Sebastien Film Festival
2005

Official Selection

 Deauville Film Festival
2005

Marie Palesi

Juliette Binoche

Theodore Younger

Forest Whitaker

Tony Childress

Matthew Modine

Elizabeth Younger
Heather Graham

with
Marion Cotillard
as Gretchen

Mary
– Trailers –

International trailer #1

 

International trailer #2

 

Promo reel

 

– Posters –

Italian trailer

 

 

– Stills –

 

– Select scene –

"They've taken away my Lord"

 

– From the archives –

Report from the set of Mary

 

– Soundtrack –
Mary

"Women at Sea" by Francis Kuipers

"Mary (Epilogue)" by Fancis Kuipers

 

– Documents –
Mary

Press kit
PDF - French
2005
1.6mb

Mary

Press kit
PDF - English
2005
158kb

 

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