Alejandra Howard doesn’t realize the important role she scored in Fatima. Her character, Jacinto Marto, was a witness to the apparition of Blessed Virgin Mary, who appeared over a hundred years ago in Portugal during the darkest times.
With her selfie to score an audition, she got to play a role that represents one of the most religious events in world history that is known as the Miracle of the Sun.
The English narrative film, Fatima, stars Joaquim de Almeida, Goran Visnjic, Stephanie Gil, Alejandra Howard, Jorse Lamelas, Lucia Moniz, Marco D’Almeida, Joana Ribeiro, Carla Chambel, Emano Sancho, Joao D’Avila, Iris Cayatte, Joao Arrais, Simao Cayatte, Sonia Braga and Harvey Keitel.
Marco Pontecorvo directed the film from a script written by Pontecorvo, Valerio D’Annunzio and Barbara Nicolosi.
Here’s the long synopsis:
In 1917, outside the parish of Fatima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl, and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to World War I. As secularist government officials and Church leaders try to force the children to recant their story, word of the sighting spreads across the country, inspiring religious pilgrims to flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle. What they experience will transform their quiet lives and bring the attention of a world yearning for peace.
The film is based on real-life events.
LRM Online exclusively spoke with young actress Alejandro Howard. We talked about the production and her role as one of the three children who witnessed the miracle.
Picturehouse releases Fatima in theaters and On Demand this Friday, August 28.
Watch the exclusive interview below and let us know what you think.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Picturehouse