NOTE: Move up in the observance of Holy Week (originally posted December 31, 2019).
When plain orphan Elsa (Nora Aunor) begins having visions of the Virgin Mary, the rest of the residents of her isolated village find themselves questioning their own beliefs and values. Soon, Elsa is healing people with a variety of ailments. As word of this phenomenon spreads, tourists, pilgrims, patients and a documentary filmmaker all arrive on a quest to partake in the miracle. This drama from the Philippines is based on real events.
Elsa saw the blessed Virgin Mary who had changed her life and caused a hysteria in a poor isolated village.
Director: Ishmael Bernal
Writer: Ricardo Lee (story)
Stars: Nora Aunor, Spanky Manikan, Gigi Dueñas, Laura Centeno, Vangie Labalan, Veronica Palileo, Ama Quiambao, Ben Almeda, Cris Daluz, Aura Mijares, Joel Lamangan, Ray Ventura, Pen Medina, Tony Angeles, Joe Gruta, Estela De Leon, Lem Garcellano, Cesar Dimaculangan