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Magdala

Directed by
Damien Manivel

Status . Completed

Country . France

Language . Aramaic

French Release . Météore Films

Duration . 77 min

Since the death of Jesus, Mary Magdalene has withdrawn
from the world. Her hair has turned white, she eats berries,
drinks water from the rain and sleeps among the trees.
Alone in the heart of the forest, she remembers her lost
love. She looks for a way to find him.

DIRECTOR

After being a dancer, Damien Manivel directed several acclaimed short films including The Lady with a Dog, which won the acclaimed French Jean Vigo Award. Since 2014, he has written and directed five feature films presented in major festivals (Cannes, Locarno, Venice, San Sebastian...), including Isadora’s Children, awarded Leopard for Best Director at Locarno IFF. His latest film, Magdala, have its world premiere in Cannes ACID 2022.

CAST & CREW

PRODUCERS

Martin Bertier & Damien MAnivel for MLD Films

CAST

Elsa Wolliaston
Aimie Lombard
Olga Mouak
Saphir Shraga


FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

CANNES ACID 2022

"A gentle, unhurried portrait (...). Whether you have faith or not, Manivel gently brings home the power and the beauty of it for Mary, who does."

"A mystic and sensorial cinematic experience that is both radical and nourishing."