In a world torn apart by persecution, war and oppression, 3 children in Fatima, Portugal were chosen by God to offer an urgent message of hope to the world. Based on the memoirs of the oldest seer, Lucia Santos, and many thousands of independent eye-witness accounts, The 13th Day dramatizes the true story of three young shepherds who experienced six apparitions of Our Lady between May and October 1917, which culminated in the final prophesied Miracle of the Sun on October 13th. Abducted from their homes, thrown into prison and interrogated under the threat of death in the government's attempt to silence them, the children remained true to their story about the crucial messages from Mary of prayer, repentance and conversion for the world.
Our Lady gave a
secret to the children told in three parts, from a harrowing vision of
hell, to prophetic warnings of future events including the advent and
timing of the Second World War, the spread of communism, and the
attempted assassination of the Pope.
Stylistically beautiful and
technically innovative, the film uses state-of-the-art digital effects
to create stunning images of the visions and the final miracle that have
never before been fully realized on screen. Shot on location in
Portugal and in the UK, the film has a cast of hundreds to re-create the
scenes of the 70,000 strong crowds, with 3 young Portuguese actors
playing the iconic roles of the Seers.
Witness the greatest
miracle of the 20th Century, and experience the incredible,
emotionally-charged and harrowing world of three young children whose
choice to remain loyal to their beliefs, even in the face of death,
would inspire thousands.
The 13th Day is the best film ever made about Fatima the
most beautiful and effective, as well as one of the most historically
accurate. Sister Lucia's memories are imbued with an aura of reverie and
contemplation by striking visuals, an effective score and a stark,
simple narrative. A fact-based film that succeeds in being both artful
and reverent is a rare thing. The 13th Day succeeds. --Steve Greydanus, National Catholic Register
Saturday, October 13, 2012
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