“Poor And On Foot”: St. Anthony Mary Claret in Cinemas Next Year

Oct 3, 2019 | Claretian Family, Claretians Today, Congregation, Founders

Rome, Italy. After the success of A Forbidden God, (Un Dios Prohibido) a film about the Claretian Martyrs of Barbastro, in the Spanish civil war, Contracorriente Productions starts a new feature film inspired by the life of the founder of the Claretian Missionaries: St. Anthony Mary Claret. The film focuses on the period in which he served as Archbishop in Cuba, where he promoted spiritual and social improvements, and on the time when he was confessor of Queen Elizabeth II, with whom he remained until a year before his death, banished in Fontfroide (France), in 1870, after having been the victim of defamatory public accusations. To know more about the Cast of Characters, Director and Synopsis CLICK HERE.

The film is framed in the so-called spiritual film or transcendent film because it has in mind the transcendence of the person, his spiritual dimension and all his manifestations in tenderness, love, forgiveness, creativity, compassion. But, for a spiritual film to thrive in cinemas, it must be of quality. It is not easy to bet on quality spiritual film. The big movie industry usually has other preferences. Some small independent producers dare to go beyond simple entertainment. But, as much as resources are optimized, the minimum budget for a feature film with outdoor shooting or historical setting is high.

Like “A Forbidden God”, the Claretian Missionaries will co-produce this film of its beloved Founder and fund the entire project, a big effort indeed. The Claretian Family thought that perhaps among the followers of the figure of Claret and, in general, among lovers of good spiritual film, there may be many people willing to commit to a donation to help in realizing this project.

The film budget is 500,000 €. The financial objective of the Claretian Family is to finance 10% of the film, that is, 50,000 €. If you wish to be part of this project, visit THE CROWDFUNDING PAGE DEDICATED FOR IT. Thank you in advance for your generosity and for your love for St. Anthony Mary Claret.


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