Fatima - The Thirteenth Day - A Story of Hope. In a world torn apart by persecution, war and oppression, 3 children were chosen to offer a message of hope to the world. Based on the memoirs of the oldest Seer, and many thousands of independent eye-witness accounts, The 13th Day dramatizes the TRUE story of three young shepherds who experienced six apparitions with a “..Lady from Heaven" between May and October 1917, which culminated into the final prophesized Miracle. 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. The lady, who revealed herself to be the Blessed Mary, 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 assassination of the Pope. All three have since died. Two have since been beatified. Stylistically beautiful and technically innovative, writer-directors Ian & Dominic Higgins use state-of-the-art digital effects to create stunning images of the Visions and the final miracle that have never before been fully realized. Witness the greatest miracle of the 20th Century, and experience the incredible, emotionally-charged and often harrowing world of three young children whose choice to remain loyal to their beliefs, even in the face of death, would inspire thousands. Region 2 (PAL) DVD. Running Time: 85 minutes. In English with multi-language subtitles available for: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, German, Czech.
See also Documentary film: Finding Fatima...
- "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
- "A remarkable re-telling of the story of Fatima, told from the perspective of Sister Lucia’s memories. A moving presentation that vividly portrays the courage of the children and the great demands made not only on them but on their families. I believe that many will be deeply touched by the film." — Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster
- "The 13th Day lives up to the hype we heard all summer. It leaves older film versions in the dust in terms of cinematic artistry and special effects. Directors Ian and Dominic Higgins were illustrators before they were film makers, and it shows. Each shot looks like something one could frame and hang on a wall. The miracle of the sun is depicted perfectly: it matches eyewitness descriptions more accurately than any other movie version... I have a feeling that this film will be a "Catholic classic" for many years to come." — Daria Sockey, Faith and Family
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