The True Story of Fatima
Based on the memoirs of Sister Maria Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, and thousands of independent eyewitness accounts, The 13th Day is a dramatic retelling of the experiences of three shepherd children between May and October 1917.
The 13th Day, the first major motion picture by directors Ian and Dominic Higgins, opens with Sister Maria Lucia de Jesus dos Santos recalling the events that transpired between May 13, 1917 and October 13, 1917 in the Cova da Iria (Cove of Irene) region of Fatima, Portugal. The date is 1937 and Sister Lucia, at the Convent of Ponteverde, has been asked by her superiors to write down the events that she said "changed her life forever."
Sister Lucia places the events in time, demonstrating that they took place during a period of great turmoil -- the First World War in Europe and the Communist revolution in Russia.
"In Fatima," she says, "we were lucky. It seemed to us as if our lives went on as normal."
Lucia introduces us to her cousins, the other two seers, the compassionate Francisco and the younger Jacinta.
Although primarily black and white, film makers creatively utilize color in the film during those moments when the supernatural is breaking through to our natural world.
Filmed in High Definition with Dolby Surround Sound. Stars Jane Lesley, Michael DCruze, Filipa Fernandes and Tarek Merlin.
DVD includes special film interview with Fr. Andrew Apostoli on the importance of the Fatima message; plus a 16 page Collectors Booklet, a behind the scenes segment and many other extras.
Actors: Jane Lesley, Michael D'Cruze, Filipa Fernandes, Tarek Merlin
Directors: Ian Higgins;Dominic Higgins
Run Time: 85 minutes
This is a Region 1 DVD (playable ONLY in Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, United States and U.S. territories)