Film “Guadalupe” to Open in U.S.

MEXICO CITY, NOV. 21, 2006 ( A film on the miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe and its impact on Mexican life will be released Dec. 8 in the United States.

The movie “Guadalupe” is being released in the context of celebrations for the 475th anniversary of the apparitions to St. Juan Diego at Tepeyac.

Director Santiago Parra, a native of Ecuador, filmed scenes of the movie in Europe and the Americas. The film was produced by the company Dos Corazones (Two Hearts).

Parra said the film tries to capture the Guadalupan fervor of Mexico by a foreign director who is able to see profoundly what many Mexicans do not see.

His team and cast members were advised by the Higher Institute of Guadalupan Studies.

The world premiere will take place in 150 cinemas of Mexico on Nov. 30.

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