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Synopsis

Marcelino will leave your heart soaring and your faith strengthened — Winner of the Mirabile Dictu Catholic Film Festival in the Vatican in 2011 for the Best Director Category.

Synopsis: Marcelino is a heart-warming tale of an orphan boy caught in the midst Mexico’s revolution. The story begins as the monks of a poor war ravaged monastery find an infant abandoned on their doorstep. Having nowhere to turn in the wake of the war, they decide to raise him in the monastery. The child grows into a rambunctious boy fond of playing jokes on the friars with his best friend Enrique. Marcelino finds himself yearning for a mother as he observes the deep bond Enrique shares with his mother. An attack by revolutionaries leaves the tiny village in chaos and Enrique dying in the arms of his grieving mother, as Marcelino looks on. Overcome with fear he hides in the one place he was warned to never go — the attic of the monastery. While hiding there he is drawn to a statue with a face so full of love that he is compelled to visit it often. Marcelino is too young to realize that it is a statue of Jesus. Thinking the statue looks hungry, he sneaks bread and wine into the attic and offers it to the statue. As he gives his offering, the statue miraculously comes to life and accepts the gift. Moved by the boy’s gift of faith, Jesus grants Marcelino’s deepest wish, to be reunited with his mother.

Cast

jorge_lavat_marcelino Jorge Lavat / Fray Malo

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, he appeared in more than 25 serialized telenovelas over the decades between 1958 and 2001 including his participation in Senda Prohibida, the first telenovela ever produced in Mexico. He was also known for his recordings combining music and the spoken word, particularly a single he released for the essay-poem Desiderata. He was married four times: first [...]

teresa_ruiz_marcelino Teresa Ruiz / Cruz

Teresa Ruiz [teˈreˈsa ruˈis], (born December 21, 1986), is a Mexican actress who has appeared in several Mexican films. Teresa Ruiz was born in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico.[1] grew up in Los Angeles, California, later moving to El Paso, Texas. In 1999 Teresa Ruiz lived in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and became an active member of Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa A.C. (“May our Daughters Return Home, Civil Association”) a non profit organization [...]

alejandro_tomassi_marcelino Alejandro Tommasi / Padre Guardian

Alejandro Tommasi (born August 14, 1957) is a Mexican television, stage and film actor. He enrolled in Televisa‘s Centro de Educación Artística (CEA), where he studied acting, dancing and singing. Throughout his successful acting career, Tommasi has participated in numerous telenovelas, plays and in some films. He played versatile roles, villains (most famous telenovela villain role was the one of Justo Ramirez in the [...]

mark_hernandez_mosqueda Mark Hernández Mosqueda / Marcelino

Mark is a young actor.