Ave Maria

Ave Maria

Director: Eduardo Rossoff Cast: Tere Lopez-Tarin, Damián Alcázar, Demián Bichir



Set in 17th century Mexico, Ave Maria tells the story of Maria Ines (Tere Lopez Tarin), a novice at a Spanish mission whose father is a major figure in the court of Spain. Maria is exceptionally bright and a student of astronomy, botany, and cartography, but her desire to expand her horizons does not make her popular with the friars of the mission, especially Father Serra (Alfredo Sevilla). When Maria's father kills himself, she finds she is no longer a favored novice at the convent, demoted to performing physical labor rather than intellectual exercises. Maria becomes delusional and starts hearing voices as she obsessively cleans the floors of the chapel. Abandoning her inheritance and her last vestiges of privilege, she leaves the mission to work among the poor, where she is said to be able to heal the sick with her faith. The fathers at the convent are outraged, and one, Father Cuna (Damian Alcazar), who has already killed Father Serra to seize control of the mission, makes it clear that Maria is to be stopped at all cost. The directorial debut from Eduardo Rossoff, Ave Maria was shown at the 1999 Guadalajara Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/19/2006
UPC: 0876122000606
Original Release: 1999
Rating: NR
Source: Distrimax
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:39:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tere Lopez-Tarin Maria Ines
Damián Alcázar Cuna
Demián Bichir Daniel Simon
Ana Torrent Adelina
Juan Diego Botto Miguel
Alfredo Sevilla Serra
Luis De Icaza Jose
Ana Ofelia Murguia Ursula

Technical Credits
Eduardo Rossoff Director,Producer
Carlos Aguilar Sound/Sound Designer
Luis Bekris Executive Producer
Carles Cases Score Composer
Xavier Catafal Co-producer
Lluis De Val Co-producer
Henner Hofmann Cinematographer
Andrea Kreuzhage Producer
Sandra Ramos Costumes/Costume Designer
Camille Thomasson Screenwriter
Luis Manuel del Valle Editor
Theresa Wachter Art Director,Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ave María
1. Chapter 1 [8:08]
2. Chapter 2 [7:44]
3. Chapter 3 [9:01]
4. Chapter 4 [11:49]
5. Chapter 5 [9:23]
6. Chapter 6 [9:28]
7. Chapter 7 [7:34]
8. Chapter 8 [8:12]
9. Chapter 9 [8:28]
10. Chapter 10 [9:45]
11. Chapter 11 [7:36]
12. Chapter 12 [2:19]

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