Mater Spei, AIE has published the website and trailer of the movie Garabandal: Only God Knows, the first feature film that arrives at the cinemas about the supposed apparitions of the Virgin Mary and of St. Michael the Archangel in San Sebastián de Garabandal, Spain.
Garabandal: Only God Knows will be available in theaters throughout Spain beginning next February 2, 2018. From there, the distribution in Latin America will begin, and soon we will have the translation into English and Italian.
The events start on June 18, 1961. In a small village in Northern Spain, San Sebastian de Garabandal, four girls—Conchita, Jacinta, Mari Loli, and Mari Cruz—claim that St. Michael the Archangel has just appeared to them. A few days later, on July 2, 1961, they receive a visit from Our Lady of Mount Carmel. After this first encounter, there are more than two thousand visits from this heavenly Lady. The village’s parish priest, Fr. Valentin, and the Civil Guard brigadier, Mr. Juan Alvarez Seco, suddenly become protagonists in an overwhelming event. They must struggle to find where the truth lies, while confronting a perplexed hierarchy and facing an ever growing multitude of people that arrive at the village in the search of answers.
Garabandal: Only God Knows is a project full of surprises, starting with the main protagonist: the Virgin Mary. The work of the more than 300 people who interpreted different roles and the entire technical team was aimed at allowing Her to shine forth through this film with her motherly presence.
An important part of the plot of Garabandal: Only God Knows is the internal evolution of the brigadier of the Civil Guard, Juan Álvarez Seco. Initially, the position taken by the brigadier was simply that of ensuring order in the small village and to protecting the girls. Day after day, the skepticism of Álvarez Seco is shaken as he becomes a privileged witness of numerous inexplicable events. Through the brigadier's journey, the spectators are invited to undergo their own interior journey.
Behind the scenes of Garabandal: Only God Knows there is no super-producer, even less a super-budget, and there is not even a team of super-professionals. The only thing behind Garabandal: Only God Knows is a deep love for the Virgin Mary, and the desire to collaborate in her motherly mission of guiding all humanity towards its only Savior: Jesus Christ. Therefore, all the participants of this project are volunteers.
None of the actors had previous cinematographic experience. The same can be said of practically the entire technical team, including the artistic director, Brian Jackson, for whom the project Garabandal: Only God Knows was his first experience on this level.
The filming process took place in twenty-seven days, an absolute record time. Factors such as the inexperience of both the performers and the technical team, the numerous extras to direct, and all the set and wardrobe changes to foresee, make this record time even more surprising.