My wife and I sat down and watched the promo-DVD of the new 13th Day film. My first impression was that it was very faithful to the Fatima story. They didn’t play fast-and-loose with the plot. The film centers on the person of Lucia, who acts as a narrator recounting her story.
The style is very surreal. I was a little distracted by the film’s black and white footage with bits of color here and there. However, by the time we arrived at the scene where the sun danced with all the glorious colors, I began to understand why the director(s) chose to depict the events as they did. The closest analogue is the Wizard of Oz where the first part is in black and white, but then climaxes in color.
So tell a friend and check it out. Most of all, leave some comments about your impressions of the 13th Day.
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