Mary Magdalene: disciple of Jesus, possessor of the Holy Grail and the catalyst of Abel Ferrara's latest film, Mary, where characters are forever and positively linked by her spirit and mystery.
Tony Childress (Matthew Modine), an infamous, egotistical and obsessive actor/director plays the lead role of Jesus in his controversial new film with Mary Palesi (Juliette Binoche). When the shoot wraps Mary cannot leave the role behind and refuses Tony’s plea to return with him to New York. She heads alone to Jerusalem, on a personal journey towards true enlightenment.
Moving from Rome to Jerusalem to New York City, Heather Graham, Marion Coutillard and Marco Leonardi join legendary cinema maverick Abel Ferrara to explore the greatest story ever told, in resonant, revelatory and effortless style.