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The Screen Guide

Set in the Holy Land in the first century, MARY MAGDALENE is the story of a young woman who leaves her small fishing village and family to join a new movement. Inspired by its charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, and his teachings, Mary sets out with the disciples on the journey to Jerusalem, where she finds herself at the centre of the founding story of Christianity. MARY MAGDALENE brings a unique and fascinating character to the fore and places her at the heart of the greatest origin story of all.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Rooney Mara - Joaquin Phoenix - Chiwetel Ejiofor - Tahar Rahim
Production Completion Date
Australia/United Kingdom Co-Production
Production Company
See-Saw Films (UK)  Porchlight Films Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Transmission Films Pty Ltd
North American Sales
The Weinstein Company
International Sales
Universal Pictures International

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Screen News

Five directing lessons from Garth Davis

Director Garth Davis reveals some of the camera decisions, lighting and specific techniques he used to create feature films Mary Magdalene and Lion.

21 Mar 2018
By Caris Bizzaca
Podcast – Official Co-Productions: Emile Sherman

Garth Davis: meet the filmmaker

Director Garth Davis (Lion) talks about his experience directing his latest film Mary Magdalene.

14 Mar 2018
By Chris Butel
Lion’s jump from page to screen