Starring: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim, Ariane Labed, Ryan Corr, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Lubna Azabal, Lior Raz, Shira Haas, Hadas Yaron
Story: Biblical drama directed by Garth Davis, the story is set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E. and follows Mary Magdalene (Rooney Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix). She soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to Jerusalem.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Magdala Community Leader: Mary, you’ve brought shame on our family. There’s something unnatural inside you.
Jesus: Your family says you gabble with the demon.
Mary Magdalene: If there’s a demon in me it’s always been there.
Jesus: There are no demons here.
[referring to Mary]
Jesus: She will do God’s will.
[referring to Mary]
Judas: Why shouldn’t she follow him?
Peter: People will judge us.
Mary Magdalene: [to Peter] Are we so different from men you must teach us different things?
Jesus: Sometimes it’s as if I’m not here at all.
Mary Magdalene: Is that what it feels like to be one with God?
Jesus: No one has ever asked me how it feels?
Mary Magdalene: The women are too afraid to be baptized with the men.
Jesus: Go to them. Be my hands.
[referring to Jesus]
Peter: [to Mary] It’s not right that he has raised you up to lead us.
Mary: You love my son, don’t you? You must prepare yourself like me.
Mary Magdalene: For what?
Mary: To lose him.
Jesus: God’s kingdom is not to be bought and sold!
Jesus’s Followers: We need to take him away from here.
Mary Magdalene: Whatever happens now it’s what God has asked of him.
Jesus: Mary, you are my witness.
Mary Magdalene: [to Jesus] I’ll be with you till the end.
Peter: Never speak again in his name.
Mary Magdalene: The world will only change as we change. I will not be silent. I will be heard.
Mary Magdalen is set to open in the UK 03/16/2018 and US 03/30/2018.