Mary Magdalene

BBFC Classification: 12A - Suitable for 12 years and over
Year: 2018
Director: Garth Davis
Performers: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Genre: Drama
Duration: 2 hrs
BBFC Advice: Bloody images

David LooserFilm

This film sets out to retrace Christ’s ministry from it’s title character’s perspective, recognising her as his unsung 13th apostle in the process, while rebuffing the persistent myth, first put about by Pope Gregory in 591, that she was a repentant prostitute. Mary starts out as just another young woman from the Magdala fishing community, albeit one with no appetite for the arranged marriage her elder brother has set up.