Who remembers watching ‘Marcelino pan y vino’?

Many years ago, my father took my brother and I to see “Marcelino pan y vino” in Cuba. I don’t remember when we saw it, but it should have been around 1962. The movie was shown at a church. My guess is that it was not a public event because the Catholic schools had already been shut down.

The story is absolutely beautiful:

“Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full of old things he gives a piece of his bread to an old wooden Jesus figure – and indeed it takes the bread and eats it. Getting a wish granted for his donation Marcelino wishes to see his mother…”

Years later, I found the movie in the US and watched it with my parents again. It brought back a lot of memories to all of us. The Spanish version came out in 1955. The English version, known as “The Miracle of Marcelino” came out in 1956.

It is not a Semana Santa movie, but a good one to enjoy with family at this time:

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