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:

Winner Dutch Academy Award (Golden Calf) Best Music – Netherlands Film Festival 2023

Dutch Academy Award Nominations (Golden Calf) Best Production Design, Best Editing & Best Sound Design – Netherlands Film Festival 2023

Nomination Forum for the Directors Program – Netherlands Film Festival 2023 

Selection PÖFF Black Nights Film Festival Tallinn 2023, main competition (international première Nov 10 2023)

Nomination Best Feature – Septimius Awards 2023, Amsterdam

Winner Best Feature – Limburg Filmfestival 2023