MARY

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MARY

Abel Ferrara
I/USA, 2005
Fiction, 83min, OF

MARY

Abel Ferrara
I/USA, 2005
Fiction, 83min, OF

Cast: 
Juliette Binoche
Marie Palesi
Matthew Modine
Tony Childress
Forest Whitaker
Ted Younger
Ettore D'Alessandro
Apostel
Marco Leonardi
Apostel
Mario Opinato
Apostel
Screenplay: 
Abel Ferrara
Mario Isabella
Simone Lageoles
Sound: 
Claudio Marani
Camera: 
Stefano Falivene
Abel Ferrara
Editor: 
Patrizio Marone
Fabio Nunziata
Langdon Page
Julia Ruell
Composer: 
Francis Kuipers
Decoration: 
Frank DeCurtis
Costume: 
Silvia Nebiolo

Production: 
De Nigris Production via Mazzini, 4 40138 Bologna, Italien T 51 236 506 mc@ 3029@mclink.it
World Sales: 
Wild Bunch 99 rue de la Verrerie 75004 Paris, Frankreich T 1 53 01 50 26 lkalmar@exception-wb.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Tony Childress, a sneering, self-promoting filmmaker, has just finished a Resurrection opus starring himself as Christ and Marie Palesi as Mary Magdalene. Shot in Israel, the experience is so devastating for Marie that she abandons her career and begins a life of simple devotion to God in Jerusalem. Tony returns home seeking to stir up controversy around the film, especially between Orthodox Jews and their neighbours in New York City, in order to sell tickets. Mary is a spare, angry work of cinema that forces us into difficult thinking about the thorny role of Christianity in mass media. It is easily Ferraras best film since Bad Lieutenant, amplifying its complex conception of faith in exciting new ways. (Noah Cowan)