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Friday, September 30, 2011

There be Dragons: Even Saints Have a Past

Below is a synopsis of There Be Dragons, a film featuring St Josemaria:


Starring Charlie Cox (STARDUST), Wes Bentley (AMERICAN BEAUTY), Olga Kurylenko (QUANTUM OF SOLACE), Emmy Award-winning actor Derek Jacobi (GLADIATOR), Dougray Scott (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II) and Rodrigo Santoro (300), THERE BE DRAGONS tells the story of London-based investigative journalist Robert Torres (Dougray Scott), who visits Spain to research a book about Josemaría Escrivá (Cox), the controversial founder of Opus Dei. But Robert hits a wall, both professionally and personally, when his most promising source—his own father, Manolo Torres (Bentley), turns out to be his least cooperative one. Robert begins to unearth his father’s toxic secrets when he learns that Manolo was not only born in the same Spanish town as Josemaría, but that they were childhood friends and attended the same seminary. The two men take radically different paths in life, with Josemaría dedicating his life to his faith while Manolo is swept into the brutal and tumultuous Spanish Civil War. Manolo descends into a dangerous and jealous obsession when the beautiful Hungarian revolutionary Ildiko (Olga Kurylenko) doesn’t return his affections and instead gives herself to the courageous military leader, Oriol (Rodrigo Santoro).

As Robert continues to unearth the secrets of Josemaría’s life and Manolo’s mysterious anger, their overlapping journeys are revealed with the truths and sorrows of their past choices, which compels Manolo to confront his own secret with one last opportunity of forgiveness.

Dates of Premiere Screening in Philippine theaters:

October 1, Saturday, 1:30 pm
SM MOA, Premier Cinema
Contact: Erika Sanchez 0908-8850891

October 8, Saturday
SM Cagayan de Oro

October 14, Friday
SM Clark (Pampanga)

October 15, Saturday, 7:00 pm
SM MOA, Premier Cinema
Contact: 637-0912 local 397 or alumni@uap.asia

October 16, Sunday, 9:30 am
SM Sta Rosa
Contact: Myrna Romabiles 0928-2299671

October 16, Sunday
Ayala Center

October 21, Friday, 6:00 pm
SM Batangas City
Contact: Cora Gonzales 0917-5047829

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