Goya Producciones has announced that the film “Guadalupe: Mother of Humanity” will premiere on Feb. 22 in the United States (with English subtitles), Mexico, Central America, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, and Chile.

“Shot on location in Mexico, the United States, Spain, and Germany, the feature film opens with powerful fictionalized recreations of the five apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Guadalupe in 1531, inspired by the original true account of St. Juan Diego,” said a press release sent to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner. 

Spanish filmmaker Pablo Moreno directed the portion of the film that includes powerful testimonies and features actress Karyme Lozano as presenter, Angelica Chong as the Virgin of Guadalupe, and Mario Alberto Hernandez as Juan Diego. Pepe Alonso, popular EWTN host, does the narration.

The film debuts in Colombia, Peru, and Uruguay on Feb. 29, in Spain on March 1, and in Brazil on May 2.

The movie tells the true story of a Hollywood producer who owes his life to Our Lady of Guadalupe; a movie actress who prays to her in the midst of the hustle and bustle of filming; two converts from crime and drug trafficking; and a post-abortive woman who recovers her faith and the desire to live thanks to Our Lady. 

The archbishop of Los Angeles, José H. Gómez, also testifies to the miracles attributed to the Virgin of Guadalupe in that city.

Andrés Garrigó, the overall director of the film, “shows us the dramatic history of pre-Hispanic Mexico at the time of arrival of the Spaniards and how, after the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the people abandoned in masse the bloody human sacrifices to embrace Christianity,” the press release explained.

“With the help of the latest technologies, the film reveals the messages hidden in the tilma, the miraculous cloth on which the image of the Virgin Mary was

captured: the human images that appear in her eyes, the meaning of the stars, and other drawings on the mantle,” the release added.

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“With this movie, we set ourselves a very high goal: to recreate in the hearts of people today the marvelous effect that the apparitions of the Virgin of

Guadalupe had 500 years ago. We can now offer many people the joy of

experiencing them again,” stated director Garrigó.

More information about the film can be found here.

This story was first published by ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner. It has been translated and adapted by CNA.