Mary Magdalene

Rooney Mara plays Mary Magdalene in the latest movie by director Garth Davis. Due to be released this Easter, the brave production gives a contemporary take on one of the most mis-represented figures in biblical history. Wrongly cast as a sinner and prostitute by Pope Gregory in 591, Davis’s version of Mary Magdalene shows her…

Partisan

The latest debut feature film by Australian director Ariel Kleiman is child assassin film, Partisan. The storyline focuses on Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel’s debut performance) who lives in a bizzare cult compound, connected to the desolate outside world through only a series of tunnels.    The film is made even more surreal by the ambiguous location and accents of its inhabitants.  Cult leader and father figure Gregori (Vincent Cassel) takes in…