Hail Mary Full of Grace?

Hail Mary Full of Grace?

2 Episodes

Two Spanish films take a decidedly irreverent view of the Catholic faith. The Virgin Mary speaks to a believer through the back of a man’s neck in the 2013 short MISTERIO, by Spanish filmmaker Chema García Ibarra, an avowed devotee of Luis Buñuel. Then, a devout nun struggles through a fallen world in Buñuel’s 1961 masterpiece VIRIDIANA, which was roundly denounced by the Vatican upon its premiere.

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Hail Mary Full of Grace?
  • Misterio

    Episode 1

    Directed by Chema García Ibarra • 2013 • Spain

    They say that if you put your ear to the back of his neck, you can hear the Virgin talk.

  • Viridiana

    Episode 2

    Directed by Luis Buñuel • 1961 • Spain
    Starring Silvia Pinal, Fernando Rey, Francisco Rabal

    Banned in Spain and denounced by the Vatican, Luis Buñuel’s irreverent vision of life as a beggar’s banquet is regarded by many as his masterpiece. In it, novice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain ...