Joaquim de Almeida Returns To Do Another Fatima Movie [Exclusive Interview]

Joaquim de Almeida
Joaquim de Almeida in Fatima

Joaquim de Almeida is quite familiar with Fatima. After all, he starred in two separate films with the same name.

In the upcoming Fatima, the veteran thespian plays Father Ferreira, a priest of the small village who tried to support the three young witnesses of the miracle that occurred in Portugal over a hundred years ago.

In contrast, in the 1997’s television version of Fatima, he played a journalist investigating whether the miracle was a hoax.

For de Almeida, one was more religious-oriented, and the other was more as a narrative. So, he was quite familiar with both.

In the 2020 Fatima version, it stars de Almeida, Goran Visnjic, Stephanie Gil, Alejandra Howard, Jorge Lameias, Lucia Moniz, Marco D’Almeida, Joana Ribeiro, Carla Chambel, Elmano Sancho, Joao D’Avila, Iris Cayatte, Joao Arrais, Simao Cayatte, Sonia Braga and Harvey Keitel. Marco Pontecorvo directed the movie from a script written by Pontecorvo, Valerio D’Annunzio and Barbara Nicolosi.

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Here’s the full synopsis:

In 1917, outside of 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 the 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 pilgrimage to flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle. What they experience will transform their quiet lives and bring the attention of the world yearning for peace.

The film is based on real-life events.

LRM Online exclusive spoke with actor Joaquim de Almeida on his role for the film. We talked about working with the children and his own beliefs towards religion and Fatima.

Fatima plays in theaters and On Demand starting this Friday, August 28.

Watch the exclusive interview and let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Picturehouse

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