Harvey Keitel Set for Real-Life Miracle Drama ‘Fatima’

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Harvey Keitel has signed on to star in true-life religious drama “Fatima,” which Arclight Films will introduce to buyers at the market in Cannes. Veteran Brazilian actress Sonia Braga is also set to star in the film.

“Cannes is the perfect place to introduce buyers to this heartfelt and timely film, whose main characters were just this week canonized by the pope,” Gary Hamilton, managing director of Arclight Films, said, adding: “The story of ‘Fatima’ is what real-life legends are made of.”
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Cannes: Prominent U.S. Indie Producers Team on Miracle of Fatima Film

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Italy’s Marco Pontecorvo will direct

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International Correspondent @NickVivarelli

ROME — The miracle of Our Lady of Fatima is set to get a new high-profile cinematic treatment.

In the latest of a growing crop of major faith-based films, several prominent U.S. indie players, including Origin Entertainment, Frida Torresblanco (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) and Rose Ganguzza’s Rose Pictures (“Kill Your Darlings”), have teamed up on “Fatima,” to be directed by Italy’s Marco Pontecorvo and shot at Rome’s Cinecittà Studios.

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How the Virgin Mary Became the World’s Most Powerful Woman

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By Maureen Orth
National Geographic Magazine, December 2015

Mary barely speaks in the New Testament, but her image and legacy are found and celebrated around the world.

It’s apparition time: 5:40 p.m. In a small Roman Catholic chapel in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the village of Medjugorje, Ivan Dragicevic walks down the aisle, kneels in front of the altar, bows his head for a moment, and then, smiling, lifts his gaze heavenward. He begins to whisper, listens intently, whispers again, and doesn’t blink for ten minutes. His daily conversation with the Virgin Mary has begun. Read More