The sceptical priest Filippo is sent by the Vatican to investigate a crying statue of the Virgin Mary in a Dutch southern border community. Determined to expose the statue, he stumbles upon the grim village community, which appears deeply traumatized and clings to their miracle. Attracted and unsettled by the mute young woman Térèse, who discovered the tears, he gets entangled in the village’s grief and a series of apparently miraculous events that bring down his certainties about his calling as a priest and as human being.
Feature film in majority coproduction with Fiction Park (DE) and public broadcaster EO, supported by Netherlands Film Fund, NL Film Production Incentive, CoBO, Limburg Film Fund, DFFF, Film & Medien Stiftung NRW and Eurimages.
Distribution Benelux: Gusto Entertainment, Germany: Missing Films.
Festivals & awards:
Limburg filmfestival 2023, The Netherlands, award best feature film