The Holy Family
“The Holy Family” depicts one of the greatest love stories ever told. This film delves into the human side of the story and familial relationship between Mary and Joseph, as they raise the Son of God. Their love survives the flight to Egypt, and they endure the hardships of survival in a foreign country, the task of raising and educating a young boy, and the many problems that Jesus unwittingly provokes because of who he is.
“The Holy Family” succeeds at dramatizing some of the biblical events in the lives of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, and setting up dramatic conflict between the Romans and the Jews and conflict between various characters. Despite the dramatic content, the film does include some humor, including a scene in which Joseph deals with a stubborn mule.
The film focuses on the story of Joseph and Mary’s betrothal, the eventual birth of Jesus in a manger, Jesus’s childhood and his developing relationship with Joseph and Mary.
The movie features strong acting, beautiful cinematography, and highlights of Jesus’ childhood. The story of Joseph and Mary comes back to life in this inspirational film. We are pleased to award “The Holy Family” our Faith Friendly Seal for all ages, although it is not intended for young children.