VCI is very pleased to present this special classic motion picture in a new digitally mastered version. A Grand Prize Award winner at the International Cannes Film Festival and a heartwarming film, “Marcelino Pan Y Vino,” is about a little orphan boy who causes a miracle. Left on the doorstep of a monastery as an infant, Marcelino was raised by the Monks. He was well cared for but lonely and missed having a mother. One day the boy finds a special friend in the forbidden attic… hanging on a cross, a friend that would repay Marcelino’s kindness by granting him one heart-felt wish.
This is a wonderful movie which will move almost any viewer in some way! In fact, this version from 1955 is superior in my opinion to the remake of the early nineties. We get to really know Marcelino in this version, including his mischievous ways but his caring and compassion too for those he comes in contact with. The late Pablito Calvo does an excellent job as the young man who sees a statue of Jesus on the cross upstairs at the monastery, where he is not supposed to go, and a miracle occurs when he takes the statue bread to eat because, as Marcelino tells him, “You look hungry.”
The film is sweeping in its cinematography and story-telling from the time the young baby is found by the monks to the end of the film, which features Marcelino’s unique exit. This is an enjoyable watch with some fun-filled moments which include Marcelino’s little pranks, such as leaving a little boat in the holy water. We are pleased to award this film our Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages. See this one soon and get ready for a miracle!