Denver, Colo., Feb 6, 2013 / 12:58 pm
The magic of one of the most popular Spanish Catholic films of the 20th century has been resurrected in a Mexican remake that is now available to the English-speaking public.
"Marcelino's Miracle" is based on the successful classic film adaptation of the 1955 short story "Marcelino Pan y Vino" by Jose Maria Sanchez. The story tells the adventures of an orphaned boy who was abandoned as a baby by his mother at the doorstep of a Franciscan monastery.
The original Spanish film, directed by Ladislao Vajda, was a success at the Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals, where child actor Pablito Calvo was given special recognition for his role as Marcelino.
The story begins as a group of friars discover a newborn baby abandoned at the doorstep of their poor monastery, which has been devastated by war. Unable to seek out assistance because of the violence, they decide to raise him themselves.